New York Yankees
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.
Phil Hughes fired eight shutout innings of four-hit ball for his first win of the season, leading the New York Yankees past Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.
After his winningest April, CC Sabathia will try to give another boost to the injury-plagued New York Yankees with a victorious start to May.
In spring training play, Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson argued at home plate before the game over whether to use the DH. It reminded John Madden of incidents he had with other head coaches, including the late Norm ‘The Dutchman’ Van Brocklin.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
Vallejo native and New York Yankees pitcher, CC Sabathia is in the Bay Area bringing holiday cheer to children, teens and seniors during his annual Christmas Caravan…
People ask Willie McCovey almost daily about the 1962 World Series the Giants lost in seven games to the New York Yankees. This week, the Hall of Famer has been the one reflecting on that heartbreaker.