The Oakland Athletics continued their recent struggles against the New York Yankees as they were swept in a three-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. The Yankees had to work a little harder for the final game on Wednesday, but once again the A’s came out on the losing end, falling 4-2.
The Yankees jumped out on top 1-0 in the first inning on an Alex Rodriguez double and we seemed headed for a repeat of Monday and Tuesday. However, the A’s quickly took control with a two-run homer from Josh Willingham in the bottom of the first.
Gio Gonzalez handled his business in the second and third but quickly ran into trouble in the fourth inning. Alex Rodriguez reached first on an infield single and advanced to second on a Robinson Cano walk. Nick Swisher followed that up with a three-run home run to give the Yankees their final 4-2 lead. The A’s had one more scoring opportunity in the eighth inning as they got men on first and second with nobody out. However, Conor Jackson lined a shot back to the pitcher who doubled off David DeJesus at first.
The loss drops the A’s back to three games under .500 at 27-30. On Thursday they get their first day off since May 12 before heading to Boston, Baltimore and Chicago for a ten game road trip.