On Saturday, the Oakland Athletics were once again unable to contain the potent offense of the New York Yankees. The A's were outhit and outplayed for the second straight day as they lost by a final score of 9-2.
The A's actually took the early lead on the bottom of the first, as Jonny Gomes hit a two-out RBI single. The Yanks tied it up in the top of the second on a Robinson Cano homer and went ahead 2-1 on a Derek Jeter single in the top of the third.
Oakland knotted things up again in the bottom of the third with the 13th homer of the year by Josh Reddick. The Yankees pulled ahead for good in the top of the fourth on a Mark Teixeira homer and the visiting team had the backbreaker inning in the fifth. Alex Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly and Teixeira hit a two-run RBI single. Jeter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth to make it 7-2 Yankees.
Teixeira hit his second home run of the game in the top of the ninth with one man on.
Bartolo Colon took the loss and fell to 4-5 on the year. He went six innings and gave up six runs on nine hits and no walks.
The A's will try to avoid the sweep on Sunday.
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