The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 5-1. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well. Starlin Castro had three hits and Carlos Beltran had two hits to lead the offense.
Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts. Tanaka won his second game of the season. Nick Goody pitched two innings giving up a hit.
Sean Manaea started for the A's and pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with two walks and four strikeouts. He took his second loss of the season. John Axford pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one, Marc Rzepczynski pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and Sean Doolittle pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Castro had three hits and an RBI and Mark Teixeira drew a walk. Beltran had two hits and an RBI, Chase Headley had a hit and Aaron Hicks had an RBI. Rob Refsnyder made his first start of the season and had a hit and two RBI, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and drew a walk and Refsnyder and Castro each hit a double. The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Coco Crisp had a hit, Billy Burns had a hit and drew a walk and Danny Valencia had an RBI. Yonder Alonso had a hit, Marcus Semien had a hit and Matt McBride drew a walk. Max Muncy had two hits and the Athletics were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Muncy committed an error and McBride had a passed ball.
In the fourth Beltran hit an RBI single giving them a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Hicks hit a sac fly and the lead increased to 2-0 Yankees. Refsnyder hit a two run double for the big hit and it became 4-0 Yankees. In the fifth Valencia hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 4-1 Yankees. In the seventh Castro hit an RBI double to push the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees have taken the first three of four and will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. They have won four games overall and have a 4-2 record on their current seven game road trip.