5, Yankees 2 (10)
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[June 04, 2014]
Athletics 5, Yankees 2 (10): Brandon
Moss' second homer of the game snapped a 2-2 tie and ignited a three-run
10th inning to power visiting Oakland to its fourth consecutive victory.
Jed Lowrie doubled home a run in the 10th and scored on Kyle
Blanks' single while Stephen Vogt delivered a tying pinch-hit RBI
double in the eight as the Athletics beat New York for the 11th time
in 14 meetings. Dan Otero (5-1) pitched one inning in relief and
Sean Doolittle notched his sixth save after starter Scott Kazmir
struck out a season-high 10 and allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings.
Mark Teixeira homered and drove in both runs for the Yankees, who
dropped to 1-4 on their seven-game homestand. Adam Warren (1-3) was
tagged for three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning as New
York wasted a stellar effort from Hiroki Kuroda, who permitted one
run on two hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Three of the first four Yankees singled off Kazmir in the first,
with Teixeira's blooper down the right-field line plating Brett
Gardner with the first run. Moss led off the fifth by crushing a 3-2
fastball from Kuroda to deep center to tie it at 1-1 before Teixeira
struck again in the sixth.
Kazmir had retired 16 of 17 batters after Teixeira's RBI single,
allowing only a walk in the fourth, before New York's first baseman
halted the string with a two-out blast into Oakland's bullpen.
Alberto Callaspo drew a two-out walk off Dellin Betances in the
eighth before Vogt ripped a double to the gap in right-center to
bring home the tying run for the Athletics.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Teixeira, who missed the last two games with a sore
wrist, ended a 10-game homerless drought. ... Moss' fifth-inning
blast was his fourth in 14 games versus the Yankees and extended
Oakland's home run streak to 11 games. ... RF Alfonso Soriano was
hitless in three at-bats to extend his slump to 0-for-16 for New
York, which has lost to three different teams in three straight days
at home for the first time since 1915. ... Oakland placed RF Josh
Reddick (hyperextended knee) on the 15-day disabled list.
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