Oakland Takes Down Yankees; A’s Tied With Rays for Second Wild Card Spot

The New York Yankees began a critical road trip starting on Tuesday night on the road against the Oakland Athletics. New York got off to a good start when Gary Sanchez hit a solo home run off of Homer Bailey with two outs in the first-inning.

Oakland responded with three runs in the first-inning with back-to-back homers by Matt Olson (two-run homer) and Mark Canha off of Domingo German with two outs. This sparked the Athletics to take down the Yankees 6-2.

Marcus Semien hit an RBI double in the second-inning for Oakland. Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single in the sixth-inning for the Oakland Athletics.

Aaron Judge hit a solo home run for New York in the eighth-inning off of Joakim Soria.

Homer Bailey (11-8) was the winning pitcher for Oakland. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up seven hits and one run. Bailey didn’t walk a batter and he struck out eight.

Domingo German (16-3) was the losing pitcher for the New York Yankees. He pitched 5.1 innings and gave up eight hits and six runs. German walked two batters and struck out seven.

He avoided a potentially serious knee injury and Domingo German will most likely be okay after staying in the game in the sixth-inning.

New York holds a two-game lead on the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League.

The Athletics are now tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot in the American League with a 72-53 record. Oakland and Tampa Bay are both 1.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians for the first wild card spot in the American League.

The projected pitching match up between the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night at the Oakland Coliseum will be between J.A. Happ (10-7, 5.40 ERA) and Mike Fiers (11-3, 3.46 ERA).

 

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