The Yankees have a lot of fight in them all year. That fight showed today as they came back from a deficit again today, but they couldn’t hang on as a late home run for Oakland gave them a 5-4 victory against the Yankees today.
Andy Pettitte got the ball to start in this one and the A’s struck first in the third. Derek Norris led off with a walk and Jed Lowrie was hit by a pitch. Yoenis Cespedes grounded into a force, but Robinson Cano‘s error allowed Norris to score. The Yankees tied it in the third when Brett Gardner doubled and Cano drove him in on a single, but got thrown out going to second.
In the fourth, Luke Montz hit his first homer of the year to make it 2-1. In the fifth, Lowerie walked and Cespedes hit his fifth homer of the year to make it 4-1. The Yankees fought back in the sixth. Cano led off with a single. Vernon Wells grounded out but reached. Travis Hafner followed with a walk. Ichiro Suzuki doubled in Wells. Two batters later, Lyle Overbay blooped a single to tie the game.
The game stayed that way until the eighth, when Josh Donaldson hit his third homer of the year. The Yankees threatened in the ninth, but Wells struck out with two runners on to end the game.