Teixeira’s two home runs tonight – plus three tough plays in the field – helped the Yankees to a 5-4 win against the A’s.
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Meanwhile, Kazmir was more disappointed than anything, especially after an extra-inning game the previous night.
Chris Young led the inning off and get on base.
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Mark Teixeira provided two homers and a pair of fielding gems. In between Teixeira home runs, New York second baseman Jose Pirela lifted a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth. Wednesday night, he shouldered the load as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4, hitting two home runs, drawing a walk, and making two highlight-reel plays-a catch over the dugout railing and a diving stab at first base. This is back to back nights where Joe Girardi took out the starting pitcher in the sixth inning, and the pitcher did not reach 100 total pitches. It was evident that CC wasn’t much better than he has been in most of his starts, but to his credit, he avoided the classic “bad CC inning”.
“That’s part of the plan, we drained it several times, and with the All-Star break we will have another one, ” said Sabathia, who had arthroscopic surgery on the hinge last July. Clearly, Mark Teixeira is in the running for AL Comeback Player of the Year. The A’s came into the inning owning a 2-1 lead, but now Oakland was down 3-2, and the A’s would never lead again.
The Yankees wrap up their three-game series against the Athletics on Thursday at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka (4-3, 3.94 ERA) gets the start for the Yankees. He earned that honor for his power and his glove – he was the one who converted a first-inning liner into a double play.
The Yankee bullpen took over, and threw power arm after power arm. Marcus Semien launched a two-run shot in the ninth for Oakland, which had its seven-game road winning streak come to an end. Then in the eighth * a href=”http://”.
Both Miller and leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury (1-for-4, infield hit) returned to action Wednesday. You know, especially later on in the third, I was able to get a couple of strikeouts. Vogt is hitting. 270 with a. 349 on-base percentage against lefties this year while his career numbers against southpaws are just. Andrew Miller allowed a two-run homer in his return from the disabled list, but still got the save.
When Drew homered to right with two outs in the eighth it was viewed as a cushion.
Gregorio Petit made a throwing error, and kept the A’s rally alive.
Teixeira’s scoop also preserved Andrew Miller’s 18th save and, in his first appearance since June 9 due to a strained left forearm, the left-hander showed a little rust.