The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-4. CC Sabathia started and pitched pretty well, the bullpen was good although Andrew Miller was rusty. Mark Teixeira had two homeruns to lead the offense and he added great defense.
Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs with two walks and a strikeout. He won his fourth game of the season. Bryan Mitchell pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one, Justin Wilson pitched a perfect inning and Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Andrew Miller saved his 18th game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout.
Scott Kazmir pitched three innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with a walk and four strikeouts. Kazmir left the game with an injury, Evan Scribner pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts and he lost his second game of the season, Eric O'Flaherty pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he walked one and Edward Mujica pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk. Fernando Abad pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew two walks and Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Chris Young drew a walk, John Ryan Murphy had two hits and Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI. Jose Pirela had a hit and an RBI, Stephen Drew had a pinch hit and an RBI and Gregorius hit a double. Teixeira hit two homeruns and Drew hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Young hada stolen base, Gregorio Petit committed an error.
Billy Burns had two hits, Ben Zobrist drew a walk and Billy Butler had a hit. Brett Lawrie had a hit, Jake Smolinski had a hit and drew a walk and Josh Phegley had a hit and an RBI. Mark Canha had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Marcus Semien had a hit and two RBI and Butler hit a double. Semien hit a homerun and the Athletics were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Lawrie committed an error and Smolinski had an outfield assist.
In the second Phegley hit an RBI single to give the A's a 1-0 lead. Canha hit an RBI single to make it 2-0. In the bottom of the second Gregorius hit an RBI double to cut the lead in half to 2-1. In the bottom of the fourth Teixeira hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two. Pirela hit a sac fly and made it 3-2 Yankees. In the bottom of the sixth Teixeira hit his second solo homerun of the game and pushed the lead to 4-2. Drew hit a solo homerun in the eighth inning to make it 5-2. In the ninth Semien hit a two run homerun and cut the lead to 5-4 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon.