Carlos Carrasco was as dominant as ever on Monday night in Oakland, but Athletics rookie Andrew Triggs matched him for the first six innings, as neither team could get on the board.
Triggs exited the game and Liam Hendriks worked a scoreless seventh.
Carrasco continued to cruise and Carlos Santana broke the scoreless tie, belting a solo shot off of Ryan Dull.
Carrasco retired the side in order, finishing his night with eight shutout innings pitched, nine strikeouts, allowing four hits and issuing zero walks.
Andrew Miller came into shut the door and made quick work of the A’s, striking out the side to earn his 11th save of the season.
Carrasco improves to 9-6 while Dull falls to 5-4.
The Indians improve to 72-51. Oakland falls to 53-71.
Danny Salazar (11-4, 3.57) takes the mound against Sean Manaea (4-8, 4.73), in the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday night at 10:10 p.m. ET.