The New York Yankees entered the game tonight at Oakland Coliseum; the Yankees were looking to start a new winning streak. Yesterday the Yankees broke their 13 game winning streak with a one-run loss to the Athletics. Tonight they hoped to right the ship with Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Yankees facing the A’s Paul Blackburn. Chad Green allowed a two-run homer in the eight and the Yankees lost 3-1.
The first inning saw DJ LeMahieu leading off for the Yankees; he walked on four pitches. Giancarlo Stanton singled to the middle. Aaron Judge flew out to center, but the runners did not advance. Joey Gallo hit into a double play to end the inning. At the bottom, Josh Harrison faced Jordan Montgomery and ground out to the second base. Marte ground out. Olson hit into the shift to end the inning scoreless. “Monty” got it done with only five pitches.
The second inning was led off by Luke Voit, who struck out. Gary Sanchez flew out to right for the second out. Brett Gardner, with his speed, reached on an infield single to left. Gio Urshela popped out to short to retire the side. Yan Gomes led off the bottom by singling in front of Gardner. Jed Lowrie struck out swinging. Matt Chapman ground out to short. Mark Canha ground out to end the scoreless inning.
Oakland Coliseum is often called Ricky Henderson field. Henderson played 14 seasons with the Athletics with a .288 batting average and with 867 stolen bases. Henderson also played for the New York Yankees during the 1985-89 seasons.
Tyler Wade led off the third inning by walking. Wade was caught stealing for only the fourth time this season. LeMahieu ground out to second. Stanton singled to center. Aaron Judge chopped to third for the Yankee scoreless half. At the bottom, Chad Pinder led off by ground out to third. Elvis Andrus lined out to Voit at first. Harrison singled, but Marte flew out to Judge for the final out. No score.
The fourth inning was led off by Joey Gallo, who ground out into a double play which has only ground out into double plays 9 times in this career in the fourth single. Voit hit into a double play. Sanchez ground out to third to end the half. At the bottom, Olson flew out to left-center on a running catch by Gardner. Gomes singled to left. Lowrie, with one out and one on, singled in front to Gardner moving Gomes to second base. Chapman singled to load the bases with A’s. A hop caused Urshela to not make a double play. It was Urshela’s second error of the year. Canha, with one out and the bases loaded, hit into a double play to get Monty out of trouble. No score. Upon review, Cana was safe at first, and Gomes scored. Pinder struck out, but the Athletics put a run on the board. Oakland 1 Yankees 0.
The fifth inning was led off by Gardner, who ground out into the shift. Urshela was grounded out. Wade singled to right. LeMahieu ground out to short to end the half. At the bottom, Andrus ground out to second. Harrison singled to left. Marte singled in front of Judge. Olson lined out to third. Gomes, with two on and two outs, bounced out to second to end the inning. Oakland 1 Yankees 0.
Giancarlo Stanton led off the sixth and popped out to the infield. Judge ground out to third. Gallo walked. Voit ground out. The bottom of the inning was scoreless for the Athletics.
Gary Sanchez led off the seventh and walked. Gardner struck out. Urshela struck out. A wild pitch advanced Sanchez to second. Anthony Rizzo pinch-hit for Wade and singled to left, driving in Sanchez to tie the game at one apiece as the A’s committed to errors in the same at-bat.Â Rizzo went to second on the play. LeMahieu hit out to third to end the half, but the Yankee tied up the game. At the bottom, Pinder faced new Yankee pitcher Jonathan Loaisgia and singled to center. Andrus bunted out. Harrison flew out to Gallo in left. Marte lined to Urshela, who missed the ball. Pinder went to second. With two on and two outs and the great Ricky Henderson in the stands, Olson walked to load the bases. With four grand slams in his career, Gomes stuck out swinging, leaving the bases loaded and keeping the game tied at 1.
The eighth inning had Giancarlo Stanton at the plate, who lined out to short. Judge ground out to third for the third time on the night. Gallo walked. Voit went down swinging to end the half. At the bottom, Lowrie led off against new pitcher Chad Green and flew out to Gardner in center. Chapman ground out to Velazquez at short. Canha got an extra-base hit just over Gallo’s head in left. Kemp pinch-hitting for Pinder homered for a two-run lead for the A’s. Andrus ground out, but Kemp did the damage with his homer. Oakland 3 Yankees 1.
Gary Sanchez went down on strikes at the ninth, with last licks on the line for the New York Yankees. Gardner went down swinging. Urshela ground out to short to end the game and put the Yankees 6 games behind the Rays.
The final score was the Oakland Athletics 3 and the New York Yankees 1. The winning pitcher was Deolis Guerra, and the loser was Chad Green. The save went to Andrew Chaffin.