A four-run third inning by the Oakland Athletics powered them to a four-game sweep of the Yankees in Oakland.
A two-run double by Chad Pinder and a two-run home run by Khris Davis off Luis Cessa proved to be the only offense necessary for the A’s. The Yankees could not get anything going after scoring one run in each of the second, third and fourth innings.Embed from Getty Images
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead when Matt Holliday homered in the second. Aaron Judge added an RBI single in the third to make it 2-0. Then the A’s offensive barrage happened. Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run in the fourth to make it close, but the Yankees ultimately fell 4-3.
Things got interesting once Gregorius reached second on a throwing error in the ninth, but Chase Headley and Chris Carter failed to get the tying run to score. The Yankees now fly back east with a very sour taste in their mouth following a disappointing 1-6 road trip.
Gary Sánchez was able to get back into the Yankee lineup, going 0-for-4 but nabbing a runner trying to steal. Aroldis Chapman made his return for the Yankees, throwing a scoreless eighth inning on just eight pitches.Embed from Getty Images
The Yankees are off Monday, and begin a six-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.