OAKLAND, Calif. -- Manager Bob Melvin shuffled the Athletics batting order and got the type of production he was looking for from the top of the lineup. Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo, hitting in the No. 6 and 8 spots, provided a nice boost as well. Young and Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and Oakland beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday. "Thats always nice when you get contributions all over," Melvin said. "We feel like we have just as good a chance to score down in the lineup as we do up in the lineup." Jed Lowrie, batting leadoff for only the third time this season, had two hits and scored twice for Oakland. Josh Donaldson drove in three runs as the As pulled within a half-game of AL West-leading Texas. One day after being held to a season-low three hits in a 7-1 loss to the Indians, the As jumped on Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir early. Lowrie singled and scored in the first, then doubled and scored in the second. Derek Norris added two hits and reached base four times while Donaldson had a pair of RBI singles and also drove in a run on a groundout in the first. "Thats when were at our best, when we have equal parts and we can trust everybody up and down the lineup," Lowrie said. "Thats been our key offensively. I dont think Im a prototypical leadoff hitter but I get on base a lot." Young hit his 11th home run off Kazmir (7-6) to break a 3-all tie in the fifth. Three pitches later, Callaspo followed with his sixth homer and first since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in late July. Ryan Raburn homered for Cleveland, which has lost six of its past seven in Oakland. The Indians dropped seven games behind Detroit in the Central and fell 4 1/2 games behind the As in the AL wild card race. "Its go time," said second baseman Jason Kipnis, who had two of Clevelands nine hits. "We dont have time to sit around and fell sorry for ourselves about losing two of three here. Its time to take care of business." Dan Otero (2-0) retired five batters for the win in relief of starter Tommy Milone. Grant Balfour pitched the ninth. Kazmir had a rough afternoon while pitching on eight days rest. The left-hander had been moved back after saying he had a "dead arm" after his previous start. Kazmir gave up a pair of two-out scoring hits in the first two innings. He was hit by Josh Reddicks liner that ricocheted off him and went into right field in the third. Ahead 5-3, Oakland got a boost when left fielder Yoenis Cespedes threw out Nick Swisher at second base in the seventh when he tried to extend a single. Center fielder Young made a stellar play to rob Michael Brantley of extra bases in the eighth. Raburn homered in the second, hitting a towering solo shot that bounced high off the wall beyond the centre field fence. Called up from Triple-A Sacramento before the game, Milone ran into trouble in the third following Callaspos throwing error at third base. Callaspo made up for the gaffe when he followed Youngs solo home run in the fifth with his blast to left. "You think of him as a slap hitter but every now and then hell square it up and throw it out of the yard from both sides of the plate," Young said of Callaspo. "Hes a special guy to have on your team." NOTES: Donaldson has 42 multi-hit games, one more than any player on the As had in 2012. ... Kazmir had allowed only two home runs total over his previous nine starts. ... Milone struck out five and walked one. ... LHP Brett Anderson threw 49 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento and will make at least one appearance in the minors before rejoining the As. Oakland is also considering putting Anderson into the rotation after originally planning to use him out of the bullpen. ... As they announced they would do, the As put RHP Bartolo Colon on the disabled list. Dion Dawkins Jersey . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. 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Star Lotulelei Jersey . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No.MILWAUKEE - Tommy Milone was a force at the plate and on the mound. Milone took advantage of a rare chance to bat in an interleague road game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in helping the surging Oakland Athletics to a 10-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. The two-hit game by Milone was the first for an Oakland pitcher since June 2009. "Its fun. Its something different that we get to do a few times a year," he said. As manager Bob Melvin pointed out that Milone homered in his first major league at-bat. "When he takes batting practice he looks like a hitter," Melvin said. "Seems like every at-bat hes had this year, even in spring training, was a good at-bat." Coco Crisp had a leadoff homer among his four hits for the As, who have won four consecutive games and 15 of 17 to move a season-high 11 over .500 at 35-24. Milones two hits were the first by an Oakland pitcher this season and just the second and third over the past three years. Athletics catcher John Jaso praised Milones poise at the plate. "He swings the bat well. He came through with runners on," Jaso said. "His highlight was in the batters box but he pitched well, too." Milone (6-5) allowed five hits, struck out four and didnt issue a walk in seven strong innings. He retired his first eight batters before pitcher Marco Estrada blooped a two-out single in the third. "Hes pitched pretty well for us. Hes a consistent guy who does basically the same thing most times out," Melvin said. "He wants to make sure he doesnt walk guys or put guys on base when one home run could get them back in the game in a hurry." Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said Milone showed fine control. "He had real good command on the fastball and a great changeup," Roenicke said. "He mixed in his curveball when he needed to." The long ball sparked the As to a quick 2-0 lead. Crisp, who reached base five times in six plate appearances, got them started with his 10th career leadoff homer. Brandon Moss belted a solo shot with one out in the second to end an 0-for-11 slump. Oakland broke it open in the fifth when it sent 11 batters to the plate. A double by Jed Lowrie drove in a run.dddddddddddd Josh Donaldson knocked in another with a single off reliever Burke Badenhop, who entered after Estrada left with an injury. Josh Reddick followed with an RBI single. Milone helped his own cause with a base hit that scored a run for a 6-0 margin. John Jaso added a single, his second of the inning, to drive in two more and push the Oakland lead to eight runs. The As finished with seven hits in the fifth, their most in an inning this season. The Brewers put an end to the shutout bid in the fifth when Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer. Estrada (4-3) lasted four innings, giving up five runs and nine hits. He struck out three and walked one. He departed with a left hamstring strain after giving up the run-scoring double to Lowrie in the fifth. The Brewers said Estrada is day to day. "To think that hes going to pitch again in five days, I dont know if he can do that," Roenicke said. The As tacked on two more runs in the seventh to close out the scoring. Weeks appeared to hit a solo homer off the top of the left-field wall with two outs in the seventh. Umpires initially signalled home run but after a review awarded Weeks a triple. He ended up stranded at third. Weeks entered the game hitting just .184 with three home runs. "It was nice to see him swinging it well. Hopefully that continues," Roenicke said. Hideki Okajima and Jesse Chavez combined to pitch two innings of scoreless relief for Oakland. NOTES: The Brewers made a flurry of roster moves before the game. They acquired 3B Juan Francisco from Atlanta for minor league pitcher Thomas Keeling. INF Scooter Gennett was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. INF Alex Gonzalez was released and pitcher Mike Fiers was optioned to Nashville. Gennett made his major league debut as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. ... The game marked the first meeting between the Brewers and As since a three-game series at Oakland in June 2002. It was the first meeting in Milwaukee since August 1997 when the Brewers were in the American League and played at County Stadium prior to their move to Miller Park. ... The Brewers had won 23 of their last 27 home games against the As. ... Estrada threw 86 pitches. Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Hoodies Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo NFL Jerseys China ' ' '