New York Yankees
Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day. Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them. There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone – each lasting at least 13 innings – to bring the season total to 110.
After finishing a sweep of the New York Yankees with an 18-inning win on Thursday, the Athletics, who sit alone atop the AL West, have now won 21 of their past 26 games, including 11 straight at home, and are off to their best 68-game start since 1990.
Robinson Cano couldn’t believe the Oakland A’s thought he was stealing signs. The Yankees second baseman Cano verbally sparred with A’s catcher Derek Norris during Thursday’s 18th inning A’s win.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics may have to overcome some difficult circumstances to extend streaks of 10 straight home wins and six in a row at home over the New York Yankees.
In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande made the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, by using a telerobotic pitching machine.
The Oakland Athletics are enjoying their longest home win streak in seven seasons as well as their longest at home against the New York Yankees in 12 years.
Sabathia (6-4, 3.74) is 3-1 with a 1.94 ERA in his last seven matchups, and the Bay Area native is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his last three visits to Oakland. He also enters this game having won back-to-back starts but is 0-2 with a 6.29 ERA in his last four on the road.
The Giants lost their second in a row to the A’s in Oakland Tuesday night and have lost 13 of their last 17 on the road. The Sharks lost Game 7 of the NHL West Semifinals to the Kings in Los Angeles, a series in which the home team won every game. Is there a big home field advantage in all sports?
Josh Donaldson hit Oakland’s third home run of the game, a tiebreaking drive off Boone Logan in the eighth inning that lifted the Athletics over the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday.