A's left-hander Brett Anderson looked sharp for 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits, as the A's beat the Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win.
Anderson improved to 5-3 on the season, despite having to leave the game with a cervical strain in the sixth inning.
The 31-year-old actually suffered the injury an inning earlier when he ducked to avoid a broken bat. The A's training staff came out to examine him, but he stayed in the game to finish the fifth inning.
Anderson came back out to start the sixth, but exited after two batters with discomfort in his neck.
"It's a little sore, a little stiff, but should be fine going forward," Anderson told reporters after the game. "Kind of another fluky thing that probably I only have to deal with. I break a guy's bat and I don't know where the barrel is going, and my neck starts to spasm up."
A's manager Bob Melvin didn't seem too concerned about Anderson missing time.
"He's alright," Melvin told reporters. "It's a neck strain. When the bat broke and went back, he kind of snapped his neck a little bit, so we'll see how he is tomorrow."
Anderson believed that he probably could have stayed in the game if he had to, but thought better of it.
"My range of motion going to the inside part of the plate was limited and I need to have all of my pitches going to both sides of the plate," he said. "It's one of those things where you get out of it while it's not too bad."
Despite the fluky injury, Anderson still kept his dry sense of humor.
"With my luck, if I stand there, (the bat) impales me and I probably bleed out on the mound or something crazy."
Thankfully, that didn't happen.