NY Yankees 2, Oakland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 40759

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 85-65 44-31 41-34 L1
NY Yankees 87-63 47-29 40-34 W6

Recap

Yankees 2, Athletics 1 (10): Russell Martin hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning as host New York maintained sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Sean Doolittle (1-1) was in his second inning of relief when Martin led off the 10th. The slugging catcher fouled off a first-pitch fastball but got around on the second offering, pounding a towering fly ball to left for his 18th homer.

CC Sabathia took a no-hitter into the sixth and ended up yielding just three hits while striking out 11 in eight innings before closer Rafael Soriano faltered in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki stayed hot with a pair of hits for the Yankees, who maintained their one-game lead in the American League East over the Baltimore Orioles.

Brandon Moss was called upon to pinch hit for the Athletics in the ninth and got the head of the bat down to a hanging slider from Soriano, blasting it into the second deck for his 19th homer and a 1-1 deadlock. It was just the fourth blown save and first this month for Soriano.

Stephen Drew recorded two hits and Collin Cowgill had the other for the Athletics, who fell a game behind the Orioles for the top wild card spot. They also saw their lead over Los Angeles dip to 3 1/2 games for the second wild card spot after the Angels posted a 6-2 triumph over the Chicago White Sox.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cowgill was starting in center field in place of Coco Crisp, who has missed most of the last week with pink eye. Crisp came on as a pinch runner in the ninth and stole second base. … Suzuki went 2-for-3 and is 11-for-15 over his last four games. … Yankees SS Derek Jeter clarified some earlier comments by reaffirming his desire to finish his career with the franchise. Jeter has one year left on his current contract and is batting .323 at age 38. His single off Jarrod Parker extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   NY Yankees
Jarrod Parker Player CC Sabathia
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 11
6 Hits 3
1.12 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   NY Yankees
Stephen Drew Player Ichiro Suzuki
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 4 1 7 .118 12 13 1 4 1 0
NY Yankees 8 1 11 .250 8 9 2 0 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Yankees have a W/L % of .575 after a win and .587 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Athletics have a W/L % of .612 after a win and .508 after a loss.