New York Yankee Recap: Yankees get historic 13th win, Athletics go down again

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Last night the New York Yankees entered Oakland Coliseum hoping for a historic night and winning their 13th game in a row. It was the second game of a four-game set between the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. Yankee ace Gerrit Cole was on the mound for the Yankees, and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The Yankees got that 13th win by putting down the Athletics 8-2.

DJ LeMahieu led off for the Yankees by grounding out. Anthony Rizzo ground out to second for the second out. Then, Aaron Judge got a sharply hit single to right field. Giancarlo Stanton followed by getting a base hit to left moving Judge to second. Joey Gallo, with two on and two outs, went down on strikes leaving two on base. At the bottom, Tony Kemp faced Gerrit Cole and looped one into center for a single. Starling Marte ground out to third. Matt Olsen struck out. Jed Lowrie flew out to Gallo in left to end the inning. No score.

At the top of the second, Luke Voit led off but was hit by a pitch. Gio Urshela went down on strikes. Andrew Velazquez went down looking. Kyle Higashioka ground out sharply to third. At the bottom, Josh Harrison ground out. Matt Chapman ground out to Urshela. Mark Canha singled. Sean Murphy ground out to end the inning. No score.

LeMahieu led off the third, popping out to shallow center. Rizzo ground out to short. Judge went down on strikes. Elvis Andrus led off the bottom by popped to Rizzo. Kemp flew out to Judge on the warning track. Marte singled out to left. Olsen was out when he couldn’t hold up. No score.

Stanton led the fourth inning, who hit a 472′ homer to center to give the Yankees the lead. Gallo stuck out. Voit homered. Urshela ground out to right-center. Velazquez ground out, but the Yankees picked up two runs. At the bottom, Lowrie struck out swinging. Harrison doubled over Judge’s head and off the wall. Chapman walked. Canha struck out. Murphy struck out. New York Yankees 2 Oakland Athletics 0.

Andrew Velazquez led off the fifth inning by singling to far left; Higgy thought about a two-bagger but held up at first. LeMahieu singled, moving Higgy to second. Rizzo ground out. With two on and one out, Judge got a three-run homer knocking Manaea out of the game. The new A’s pitcher Deolis Guerra faced Stanton, who flew out to left. Gallo doubled off the center-field wall. Voit struck out to end the half, but the Yankees picked up 3 more runs. At the bottom, Andrus led off by singling up the middle. Kemp also singled up the middle. Marte popped out to Rizzo in foul territory. Olsen walked to load the bases. Lowrie, with one out and the bases, loaded struck out. Harrison lined directly to Urshela, who made a great catch to get Cole out of the jam. New York Yankees 5 Athletics 0.

The sixth inning was led off by Urshela, who flew out to right. Velazquez flew out to deep rigth. Higashioka ground out to short to end the half. Cole out for the sixth inning faced Chapman, who went down on strikes. Canha stuck out. Murphy struck out to end the inning while Cole got his 200th strikeout of the season. Yankees 5 Athletics 0.

AJ Puk came out to pitch the seventh inning. LeMahieu ground out to short. Rizzo singled to center. Judge flew out to center. Stanton ground out to short to end the half. At the bottom, Andrus faced new Yankee pitcher Joely Rodriguez and flew out to Gardner in center.  Chad Pinter pinch hit for Kemp and walked. Marte singled to beyond short. Olsen doubled, bringing two Athletic runs. Lowrie faced Chad Green and walked. Harrison hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. Yankees 5 Athletics 2.

The eighth inning was led off by Gallo, who went down looking. Voit also went down looking. Urshela flew out to right. At the bottom, Chapman went down on strikes. Canha struck out. Murphy also stuck out for Green’s strikeout of the side. Yankees 5 Athletics 2.

The ninth inning was led off by Velazquez, who doubled to the center-field wall. Higashioka homered to center. LeMahieu singled. Rizzo singled. Judge singled driving in LeMahieu. Gardner in for Stanton and flew out. Gallo reached on a fielder’s choice with Rizzo going to third. Voit ground into a force out to end the half. With last licks on the line for the Athletics, Andrus faced Lucas Luetge, the Yankee closer of the night, and struck out looking on a massive curve by Luetge. Pinder flew out to Gallo in left. Marte struck out looking, and the Yankees got their 13th consecutive win.

The final score was the New York Yankees 8 and the Oakland Athletics 2. The winning pitcher was Gerrit Cole and the loser was Sean Manaea.