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  • Jan 4
    The New York Giants have seemingly wrapped up their first round of interviews for a new coach.

    Giants talked to former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric
    Studesville on Wednesday. The 50-year-old was supposed to meet with the
    Giants last week , but his interview on Thursday was postponed by a snowstorm.

    met with co-owner John Mara, new general manager Dave Gettleman, and
    assistant general manager Kevin Abrams at the franchise’s headquarters.
    He has 21 years of NFL coaching experience, including three seasons with
    the Giants (2001-03) as a running backs coach.

    The Giants (3-13) interviewed six candidates in their search to replace the fired Ben McAdoo.

    Edwin Jackson is making the most of his opportunity with yet another new team.

    34-year-old journeyman earned his first win with Oakland, pitching
    neatly into the seventh inning as the Athletics beat the Cleveland
    Indians 7-2 Saturday for their season-high sixth straight victory.

    (1-0) signed a minor league contract with the A’s on June 6 and is now
    with his record-tying 13th major league team. He gave up only two hits
    in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked none in his second start
    for Oakland.

    ”Honestly, when I can look in the mirror and say that I can’t do it any more, I’ll go home,” Jackson said.

    ”I’m not playing for the money. I’m not playing for anything else but to come have fun ,” he said.

    was in the minors for Washington earlier this season, then joined the
    A’s. With their rotation beset by injuries, the Athletics gave Jackson a

    Matt Olson, Dustin Fowler and Josh Phegley
    homered to help the A’s win for the 12th time in 14 games. They’ve won
    seven straight against Cleveland and nine of their last 10 against the
    Indians in Oakland.

    Jackson has won 10 consecutive
    decisions over Cleveland, a streak dating to 2008. His string against
    the Indians is the longest since Charlie Hough beat them 13 straight
    times from 1984-88.

    Jackson has 13 strikeouts and hasn’t
    allowed a walk in 12 2/3 innings through his first two starts with
    Oakland. He topped out at 97 mph on Saturday.

    ”Based on
    the way he was available and the way he’s been able to pitch for us it’s
    a surprise, but he’s always been able to do that a little bit with the
    sinker and the four-seamer,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said.

    he just manipulates a little bit more and the offspeed stuff with the
    changeup speed and the slider. . It really keeps you off-balance,” he

    The AL Central-leading Indians lost for the fourth time in five games.

    The A’s trailed 2-0 going into the sixth ,
    when Franklin Barreto became their first baserunner with a leadoff
    double against Adam Plutko (4-2). Phegley followed with his second home
    run and Oakland took a 3-2 lead when Fowler scored from first on Mark
    Canha’s double.

    ”I was extremely happy with the first four
    (innings) and how could you not be?” Plutko said. ”Even in the fifth I
    liked what I was doing, but in the sixth they came out with four
    straight hits, flexed their muscle and that was the game.”

    Francisco Lindor hit his 20th homer and Jose Ramirez hit his 24th in the Cleveland fourth.

    broke the game open in the eighth, when they homered twice in a
    four-run inning. Fowler hit his fifth home run leading off the inning
    against Dan Otero, and Olson hit a two-run shot off Josh Tomlin, his

    Rookie Lou Trivino induced Yonder Alonso to hit into
    a game-ending for his third save. Trivino came into the game after the
    Indians loaded the bases with one out in the ninth off Santiago Casilla
    on a hit, a walk and a hit batter.


    A’s finally got their offense going at home, where going into Saturday
    were batting .233 and averaging 3.61 runs per game at the Coliseum.
    Oakland is hitting .263 and averaging 5.55 runs on the road.


    LHP Tyler Olson (latissimus dorsi strain) threw his first bullpen on
    Friday and is expected to throw off a mound again on Sunday. … LHP Ryan
    Merritt (left knee sprain) threw 48 pitches on Friday in a rehab game
    with Triple-A Columbus. . RHP Carlos Carrasco (right elbow contusion)
    was expected to throw 65 pitches in a rehab game with Double-A Akron on

    Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman (right thumb
    contusion) will take BP on Sunday and could be activated for Tuesday’s
    series opener against San Diego without going on a rehab assignment.
    ”Even if we don’t feel like potentially he’s up to speed offensively , he can save some runs out there defensively,” Melvin said.


    Mike Clevinger (6-3, 3.03 ERA) is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in two outings
    (one start) against Oakland. He’s 2-1 with a 2.07 ERA over his last four
    starts. RHP Frankie Montas (4-1, 3.68) is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA over his
    last three starts.