The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. The game took place at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California and the final score was 8-3. CC Sabathia made the start returning from the 15 day DL and pitched well. Didi Gregorius and Carlos Beltran each had three hits.
Sabathia pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts. He won his third game of the season. Kirby Yates pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run.
Sonny Gray pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked four and struck out three and took his fifth loss of the season. Ryan Dull pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Andrew Triggs pitched three innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and two RBI with a walk, Bret Gardner had a hit and drew a walk and Beltran had three hits and three RBI. Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew two walks and Gregorius had three hits. Ronald Torreyes had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Beltran hit a double and Torreyes and Ellsbury each hit a triple. The Yankees were 4-16 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Torreyes committed an error.
Coco Crisp had a hit and an RBI, Danny Valencia had a hit and Khris Davis had a hit. Billy Butler drew a walk, Billy Burns had a hit and Jake Smolinski had an RBI. Matt McBride had a hit and an RBI, Tyler Ladendorf had a hit and Crisp hit a double. Burns hit a triple and the A's were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Vogt, Semien and Butler each committed an error.
In the second McBride hit an RBI single giving the A's a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Torreyes hit a two run triple giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead. A wild pitch pushed the lead to 3-1 and a Beltran two run double made it a 5-1 game. In the sixth Beltran hit another RBI double to increase the Yankees lead to 6-1. Crisp hit an RBI double in the seventh to cut the lead to 6-2 and in the ninth Ellsbury hit a two run triple to make it 8-2. In the bottom of the ninth the A's cut it to 8-3 on a Smolinski RBI groundout and that would be the final score.
The Yankees have taken the first two of the four game series. The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday afternoon.