The Oakland Athletics appeared to be in the driver’s seat for their first series sweep of the New York Yankees since 2006. A five-run third inning, highlighted by Cliff Pennington’s three-run home run put the A’s up 7-1. Russell Martin hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, but 7-2 still seemed manageable. And then the flood gates opened.
Robinson Cano got what would be an historical run going with a grand slam off Rich Harden in the fourth, cutting the lead to 7-6. Craig Breslow got out of the inning with no more damage and got an out after hitting Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the sixth. Fautino De Los Santos came on in relief and after loading the bases proceeded to give up a grand slam to Russell Martin, giving the Yankees a 10-7 lead.
The Yankees would continue piling on the runs with six in the seventh and sixth in the eighth. The most notable scoring came on the record-setting third grand slam of the game, this by Curtis Granderson. Not much else really needs to be said. A 22-9 loss more or less speaks for itself.