Oakland 5, NY Yankees 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 30470

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1
Oakland 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 57-38 30-17 27-21 L4
Oakland 51-44 29-21 22-23 W5

Recap


Athletics 5, Yankees 4 (12):
Coco Crisp sent a single into right field in the bottom of the 12th inning and Derek Norris raced home from second base as host Oakland walked off with the win and completed a four-game sweep of New York.

Seth Smith tied it with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth and Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched two hitless innings to earn the win in relief for the Athletics, who took each of the four games by a single run - two on walk-off hits.

Norris greeted right-hander Cody Eppley (0-2) with a one-out single and moved up on Jemile Weeks’ sacrifice. Crisp came up next and sent a single just over second baseman Robinson Cano and into right field to plate the winning run.

Rafael Soriano came on for the save in the ninth and tried to sneak a 3-1 slider past Smith with one out and the bases empty. Smith belted a towering fly to straightaway center, sending it over the wall for his 11th blast and a 4-4 tie.

It marked just the second blown save in 26 chances for Soriano.

After struggling against a trio of rookie pitchers during the first three games of the series, New York’s hitters looked more comfortable against veteran Bartolo Colon. The former Yankee right-hander ran into trouble during a three-run third, allowing four straight singles to lead off the frame and Alex Rodriguez’s one-out double off the left-center field wall.

Curtis Granderson hit his team-leading 26th home run in the fourth, turning on an 0-2 pitch and belting it deep into the right field stands for a 4-0 cushion.

The A’s began their comeback against CC Sabathia, grabbing two runs on solo homers by Brandon Inge and Kurt Suzuki in the fifth and cutting it to 4-3 on Inge’s RBI fielder’s choice in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
New York had never been swept in a four-game series by one run in each game. ... The A’s have six walk-off wins in July. … Crisp stole second base in the eighth inning, marking his 19th theft of the season and 100th since joining Oakland before the 2010 season. … Suzuki’s home run was his first since last September. … Yankees RF Nick Swisher (hip) was held out for the second straight game and is questionable for the upcoming three-game series at Seattle.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Oakland
CC Sabathia Player Bartolo Colon
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.2
6 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 8
3.86 ERA 5.40
Hitting
NY Yankees   Oakland
Curtis Granderson Player Coco Crisp
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.400 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 11 1 15 .229 22 12 4 3 0 1
Oakland 11 3 21 .244 15 14 5 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Athletics have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .489 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Yankees have a W/L % of .638 after a win and .541 after a loss.