YANKEES 5 – ATHLETICS 3
Another game where the Yankees fall behind early, and another game where the Yankees storm back with a little help from the long ball. That has been the formula for much of the season, and it continued on Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx as the Yankees swept the Oakland A’s 5-3.
The Oakland A’s jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning against Jameson Tallion, but would never score again as Tallion and the Yankees bullpen settled in to blank Oakland the rest of the way.
Meanwhile Aaron Judge went right to work, he cracked a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to cut the A’s lead to 3-2. The comeback was on again.
Two innings later it was Giancarlo Stanton’s turn to join the home run party. His three-run blast in the third gave New York a 5-3 lead they would never relinquish.
Tallion improved to 9-1 after pitching five quality innings with six strikeouts. Lucas Luetge, Miguel Castro and Clay Holmes held Oakland to two hits over the game’s final four innings.
At 56-20 the Yankees will hit the road for a huge four-city road trip that begins in earnest on Thursday with a make-up game in Houston against the Astros. The two rivals split a four game series last weekend. The game is make-up from the lockout that whipped out the first week of the regular season.
The Yankees will then travel to Cleveland for the weekend before heading to Pittsburgh and Boston next week.