NY Yankees 7, Oakland 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 45586

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 15 1
NY Yankees 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 7 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 44-57 26-22 18-35 L1
NY Yankees 59-40 32-20 27-20 W1

Recap

Curtis Granderson hit his 27th homer and Eduardo Nunez doubled in a pair to lead the New York Yankees past the visiting Oakland Athletics, 7-5, on Sunday.

Andruw Jones added two RBIs and a run scored for the Yankees, who have won six of their last nine to stay within shouting distance of the Boston Red Sox in the American league East.

The A’s, who lost two of three at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, have dropped 10 straight series to New York.

Oakland struck first with two runs in the second but could not get anything else done against Bartolo Colon (7-6). The burly righthander lasted seven innings, scattering eight hits and striking out four.

The Yankees wasted little time getting to Gio Gonzalez (9-7), pushing across a run in the second and two more in the third. Granderson’s two-run shot highlighted a three-run rally in the fifth.

Gonzalez entered with the fourth-best ERA in the American League at 2.33 but fell to 1-4 with a 7.27 ERA in five career starts against New York.

Oakland scored a run in the ninth but Mariano Rivera got Josh Willingham to ground into a double play with the bases loaded to end the game and secure his 25th save.

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui went 5-for-5 for the A’s.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   NY Yankees
Gio Gonzalez Player Bartolo Colon
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 8
11.57 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Oakland   NY Yankees
Hideki Matsui Player Andruw Jones
5 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
7 TB 2
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 15 0 21 .385 18 5 5 2 0 1
NY Yankees 9 1 13 .281 16 10 7 4 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Yankees have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Athletics have a W/L % of .409 after a win and .456 after a loss.
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