Okay, this is starting to get ridiculous.
On Sunday, the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees met in the final game of their four-game series at O.co Coliseum. It took a come-from behind effort and 12 innings, but the A's managed to secure a 5-4 win and complete the clean sweep of one of the best teams in the Majors. Maybe the A's are officially for real.
The Yankess jumped out to a sizable early lead. They scored three runs in the third inning off of starter Bartolo Colon, on an RBI single from Mark Teixeira and an RBI double from Alex Rodriguez. Curtis Granderson belted his 26th home run of the year in the top of the fourth to make it 4-0 Yankees.
In the fifth inning, Brandon Inge led off with his 10th home run to get the A's on the board. Two batters later, Kurt Suzuki tacked on a homer of his own to cut the lead to 4-2. In the bottom of the sixth, Inge was able to pick up an RBI groundout to cut the New York lead to just one run.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Seth Smith blasted his 11th home run of the season to center field to tie things up and the game headed to extra innings.
The A's got into trouble in the top of the 12th, as Josh Reddick dropped a fly ball after losing it in the sun, putting Teixeira on second base with no one out. Jerry Blevins was able to get out of the jam, however, keeping the game tied into the home half of the 12th.
Eric Sogard struck out to open the bottom of the 12th, but Derek Norris singled and was bunted to second by Jemile Weeks. On the first pitch that Coco Crisp saw from reliever Cody Eppley, he singled to right field to score Norris and give Oakland their 11th walk-off win of the season.
The A's have now won five straight and are tied with the Los Angeles Angels for second place in the American League West. Depending on what happens between the Angels and the Texas Rangers on Sunday night, the A's may soon be alone in second place.