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Athletics Vs. Yankees: Oakland Beats New York In Game 3 Of Series

Despite a four run fourth inning by the Yankees, The A's won Game 3 of their series against New York 5-4.

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Athletics Vs. Yankees Final Score: Oakland Defeats New York 5-4

The Oakland Athletics won the third and final game of their series against the New York Yankees on Sunday.

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Athletics Vs. Yankees, Game Preivew: A's Look To Avoid Sweep On Sunday

After back-to-back extra inning losses at the hands of a New York Yankees, the Oakland Athletics are looking to avoid being swept at Yankee Stadium and hang on to a wild card spot in the American League.

Oakland will send rookie A.J. Griffin (6-1, 2.45) to the mound on Sunday, hoping to bounce back from his first loss of the season. He was 6-0 with a 1.94 ERA in his first 11 starts before he was tagged for five runs and three home runs in just 4.2 innings of work en route to a 12-2 loss against Detroit on Tuesday.

New York will counter with Hiroki Kuroda (14-10, 3.26 ERA), who has a 5.40 ERA in his last three starts despite being 2-0 over that stretch. Kuroda allowed four runs along with 10 strikeouts in six innings of a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay last Sunday.

First pitch is set for 10:05 a.m. PT with coverage on CSN California and 95.7 The Game.

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A's, Yankees Use 47 Players In 14-Inning Game

The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees had a battle to remember on Saturday in their 14-inning epic at Yankee Stadium in which 47 different players were used, according to CSN Bay Area's Casey Pratt.

Oakland utilized 21 of their players, nine pitchers and 12 hitters, while New York used 26 with nine pitchers and 17 hitters. The game lasted five hours and 43 minutes, and could prove to be a crushing blow for the Athletics moving forward.

It was the second hard-luck loss for the A's in as many nights, though skipper Bob Melvin didn't feel the need to come up with a postgame pep talk for his team.

"You know it's never over until it's over, if we can put up four runs they can too," Melvin said. "You have to go out there and keep your focus and play it out until it's over, and it didn't end up in our favor."

The A's have now lost five of their last six games, though they still hold on to one of the Wild Card spots in the American League at the moment. They still have a visit to Arlington to face the first-place Rangers on their schedule as well.

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Is Josh Reddick Trying To Do Too Much For A's?

The Oakland Athletics have been baseball's greatest pleasant surprise of this season and currently find themselves in the midst of a pennant race. It's well know the A's have relied on their fantastic young pitching and dynamic offense consisting of several power hitters to put them in the position they are in right now.

However, one of their greatest sources of power in outfielder Josh Reddick have faltered as of late, and A's manager Bob Melvin thinks it could be because the 25-year-old is trying to do too much for his club.

"He [Josh Reddick] is just trying to do a little too much," Melvin said. "He's done a lot for us this year both offensively and defensively. Now you get down to the point where you are close to season's end and I think you just try to do a little too much."

In an effort to take some pressure off of Reddick, Bob Melvin dropped Reddick in the batting order to the six hole prior to Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. It didn't prove to be a formula for success on Saturday, though, as Reddick went 0-for-7 with a strikeout.

Acquired in the off-season via trade from the Boston Red Sox, Josh Reddick has hit ..245/.308/.463 in 631 plate appearances this season while clubbing 29 home runs and 28 doubles. It's been a tale of two halves, however, as the young outfielder entered Saturday with a second half triple slash line of .223/.262/.390 in 267 plate appearances.

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A's Vs. Yankees Final Score: New York Wins In 14 After Brandon Moss Muffs Grounder

The New York Yankees won a walk-off against the Oakland A's on Saturday, 10-9, ending in 14 after the Yankees loaded the bases and Brandon Moss muffed what should have been a groundout by Eduardo Nunez. Oakland had a chance to win when they went up by four in the bottom of the 13th, but the Yankees immediately answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning, sending the game to the 14th.

Neither team's starter made much of a showing. Oakland starter Travis Blackley threw 59 pitches before being pulled after two innings. He gave up four runs on four hits. Only two of the runs were earned, with the other two coming after an error by Josh Donaldson extended the bottom of the first. The A's knocked Yankee starter Ivan Nova out almost as quickly, sending him to the showers after getting three runs on five hits in 2-1/3 innings.

The game went back-and-forth from there and entered the ninth tied, 5-5. It stayed that way for four more innings, with the A's twice loading the bases only to strand all three men, and twice surviving the Yankees having a man on third with two outs. Moss was 3-for-6 on the night, and Stephen Drew went 4-for-8. Jonny Gomes, Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter had home runs in the 13th that gave the A's their temporary lead.

Stick with this Storystream for more coverage from the Athletics vs. Yankees series. For more insight and analysis, check out A's blog Athletics Nation. For the perspective from New York, check out Yankees blog Pinstriped Bible.

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Athletics Vs. Yankees Preview: A's Look To Stop Skid, Hold On To Wild Card Spot

The Oakland Athletics face the New York Yankees on Saturday, with the A's looking to maintain their hold on the second AL Wild Card spot. They currently hold a 3.5 game lead on the Los Angeles Angels but the A's have lost four of thier last five, including a 10-inning loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Travis Blackley (5-3, 3.36 ERA) will take the hill for Oakland. Blackley has pitched primarily out of the bullpen in September. His most recent start was Aug. 29, when he struck out five while giving up two runs on three hits over 5⅔ innings. Ivan Nova (12-7, 4.85 ERA) will pitch for New York. He's 1-0 in two games against the A's this season, giving up a combined five runs on 15 hits over 13⅔ innings.

Game Time: 10:05 a.m. PT
Television Coverage: CSCA, YES
Streaming Coverage: MLB.tv

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Athletics Vs. Yankees Final Score: New York Walks Off With 2-1 Win

The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees engaged in a spectacular pitchers' duel on Friday night. The A's managed to tie the game late, but the home run-heavy Yankees game allowed for a 2-1 win for the home team in 10 innings.

CC Sabathia no-hit the A's through the first five innings before the no-no was broken up by a Stephen Drew line drive to lead off the sixth. Meanwhile, Jarrod Parker held the Yankees to just one run on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly from Curtis Granderson.

In the top of the ninth, Brandon Moss hit a pinch-hit home run off of Rafael Soriano with one out to tie the game. It was the 19th home run of the year for Moss. Unfortunately, although the A's were able to force extra innings, Russell Martin led off the bottom of the 10th with a home run off of Sean Doolittle for the win.

The A's will try to regroup and even the series on Saturday.

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Athletics Vs. Yankees, Game Preview: Jarrod Parker, CC Sabathia Square Off

Both the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees are fighting for the playoff lives as the A's come to Yankee Stadium looking to continue their success against the Bronx Bombers. The A's will be going for their fifth straight win over a Yankees club riding a five-game wining streak on Friday with a possible pitcher's duel in the works.

Jarrod Parker (11-8, 3.51) takes the mound for Oakland, vying for his third straight win. He allowed just two runs in seven innings of ork en route to a 5-2 win over the Orioles on Saturday. He was solid against New York the last time they met, giving up one run in eight innings of a 2-1 victory on July 21.

New York will counter with CC Sabathia (13-6, 3.63 ERA), who is 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in five previous starts against the A's, including a 1-0 mark with a 3.21 ERA in two outings this year. Sabathia has struggled as of late though, going 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA over his last four starts.

First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN California and 95.7 The Game FM.

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Athletics Vs. Yankees Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The A's will face the Yankees in the Bronx. Oakland will try to contain the potent Yanks lineup in a three-game series.

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