The Oakland Athletics hosted the New York Yankees on Friday night and, as is perhaps to be expected, found themselves outgunned. Oakland starter Tyson Ross served up 11 hits and three home runs in a 6-3 A's loss.
The Yanks opened the floodgates in the top of the third, as Robinson Cano reached on a two-out error by Coco Crisp that allowed a run to score. The next batter, Mark Teixeira, hit a two-run homer to make it 3-0 Yankees.
The A's finally got on the board with a Josh Reddick solo homer in the bottom of the fourth, his 12th of the year, which ties him for sixth in the American League.
The Yankees hung another three-spot in the top of the fifth on home runs by Cano and Nick Swisher to push the Yankees lead to 6-1. In the bottom of the frame, Kurt Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly to make it 6-2. That run was the first run to score for Oakland that did not come on a solo homer for the first time in three games and 25 innings.
Kila Ka'aihue began a new streak by leading off the bottom of the seventh with a home run and bringing the A's within three. Unfortunately, the scoring would end there for both teams.
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