Game Recap 3/29/24 | Guardians Beat the Oakland A’s 6-4

March 30, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – JRAM

Jose Ramirez’s early two-run home run set the tone for the Guardians in game two of the 2024 season.  

2 – Gimenez

Andres Gimenez also had a big night, going 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

3 – Lefty Logan

Logan Allen got the win, barely, but did get the victory going five innings, giving up three runs, including two home runs. 

Game Summary

On Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum, José Ramirez launched his inaugural home run of the season, Andrés Giménez showcased his prowess with three hits, and the Cleveland Guardians secured a 6-4 victory over the A’s in front of a sparse crowd.

Ramirez, a perennial All-Star over the past three seasons, ignited the Guardians’ offense with a two-run blast in the opening inning, contributing to a decisive three-run surge. Giménez, batting a perfect 3-for-3 with two walks, delivered a pair of RBI doubles, complemented by Will Brennan’s RBI single for Cleveland.

Despite the subdued attendance, with only 3,837 fans present on Friday following Thursday’s opening night crowd of 13,522, the atmosphere crackled with tension as thousands more congregated in protest outside the stadium against the A’s proposed relocation to Las Vegas.

Left-hander Logan Allen, making his 2024 debut, clinched the win for Cleveland after navigating through five-plus innings, allowing three runs. Allen’s performance followed a promising rookie campaign in 2023, where he boasted a 3.81 ERA across 24 starts.

Meanwhile, Oakland’s new acquisition, J.D. Davis, showcased his power with two solo homers, marking his first long balls since signing as a free agent on March 16. This achievement signified the third two-homer game of Davis’ career and his first since July 17, 2021. Esteury Ruiz and Shea Langeliers of the A’s contributed with sacrifice flies.

On the mound, Ross Stripling, the A’s right-hander acquired via trade in the offseason, endured a challenging outing, surrendering five runs, four earned, across five innings in his first start of the season.

Emmanuel Clase, the Guardians’ dependable closer, sealed the deal with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his first save of the season after leading the majors in saves for the past two years.

Up Next

Game 3 of the Series at Oakland A’s Saturday Afternoon

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