Worth noting

• Lefty Travis Blackley's struggles continued on Tuesday, when he was tagged with his second blown save of the spring after giving up two runs to the Indians in the ninth inning. He offered up another run in the 10th in an eventual 7-6 A's win.

Blackley has a 14.21 ERA spanning seven appearances, and he's quickly gone from a strong roster candidate to a player on the roster bubble. He's out of options, too.

"He's a guy we're trying to make a decision on, and those are the situations that you evaluate closely," Melvin said. "Neither inning were pitched very well. He'll tell you that."

Said Blackley: "I feel better than I have ever in my life. ... I can't wrap my head around why these runs are coming in."

• A's closer Grant Balfour, making just his third spring appearance Tuesday since coming back from knee surgery, tossed a perfect seventh inning.

• Third baseman Josh Donaldson has six hits in his last seven at-bats to raise his Cactus League average to .320.

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