A's rally in 9th, edge Yanks again

9:53 PM, Jul 20, 2012   |    comments
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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Moss singled to right field to drive in Yoenis Cespedes with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, boosting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over New York Yankees Friday night.

It was Oakland's 10th walk-off win this season, the most in the majors. The Athletics, who have captured seven of their last eight contests, are within 6 1/2 games of first-place Texas in the AL West.

Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to a career-high 23 contests and tied the game in the top of the ninth with a solo homer for the Yankees, but the AL East leaders dropped their second straight one-run contest in this four-game series.

Cespedes went 4-for-5 and is on a tear during an eight-game hitting streak, going 18-for-31 in that stretch. He singled to center off Cody Eppley (0-1) with one out in the ninth. Jonny Gomes then hit a ball that took an odd bounce toward shortstop Derek Jeter for an infield single. Moss then delivered a liner to right. The throw to the plate from Andruw Jones was late.

Tommy Milone recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts over seven shutout innings, and Jemile Weeks and Brandon Inge knocked in the other runs for the Athletics.

 

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