TOM WITHERS
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May 7, 2013
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Parker hammered as A’s battered 7-3 by Indians

CLEVELAND — Jarrod Parker’s neck was already sore before the game. Then the Indians twisted it a little. Parker gave up four solo homers, two to Asdrubal Cabrera and a 460-foot shot by Mark Reynolds that nearly cleared the left-field bleachers, to help Cleveland pound the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Monday night for its seventh win in eight games. Parker (1-5) was in trouble right away, giving up back-to-back homers in the first inning to Jason Kipnis and Cabrera. Then, in the fifth, he allowed Cabrera’s second homer and the monster shot to Reynolds, who wanted payback after he was …

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