Today the New York Yankees went for win number 14 in a row. It was the third game of a four-game set between the Yankees and the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Nestor Cortes Jr. was on the mound for the Yankees and Frankie Montas for the Athletics. The winning streak was broken as the Athletics won the game 3-2.
DJ LeMahieu led off for the Yankees and chopped out to first. Anthony Rizzo flew out to left field. Aaron Judge, who accounted for four of yesterday’s Yankees runs, hit a doubled on a hit to left that Canha couldn’t handle. For Judge, it was his 20th game on base. Giancarlo Stanton went down on strikes to end the half. At the bottom, Josh Harrison led off by striking out. Starling Marte flew out to Stanton in right. Matt Olson worked a walk. Then, Yan Gomes flew out to Judge in center to end the inning scoreless.
The second inning was led off by Joey Gallo, who lined out to center. Luke Voit struck out swinging. Gary Sanchez ground out to third.Â Matt Chapman led off the bottom by flying out to Gallo and left. Mark Canha flew out to Judge in center. Chad Pinder doubled to left. Sean Murphy walked. Tony Kemp got an RBI single scoring Pinder. With runners on the corners, Harrison popped out to right, but Cortes was called on a balk driving in another run. Oakland Athletics 2 and the Yankees 0.
Rougie Odor struck out to start the third inning. Andrew Velazquez ground out. LeMahieu went down on strikes letting the Yankees go down in order. At the bottom, Marte led off by doubling on an unsuccessful scoop by Rizzo. Marte stole third but was out, but Boone couldn’t challenge. Olson struck out. Gomes lined out to short, but Marte was caught off third base for the final out.Â Oakland 2 Yankees 0. That final out, he was clearly safe, but the review called him out. Bob Melvin, the Oakland manager, argued and was thrown out of the game.
Rizzo led off the fourth but flying out to left. Judge flew out to the center-field wall. Stanton flew out to foul territory in left. At the bottom, Chapman hit a home run putting the A’s up by three runs. Canha flew out to left. Pinder walked. Murphy flew out to left. Kemp ground out to end the inning. Oakland 3 Yankees 0.
Gallo popped out to left. Voit lined out to right. Sanchez ground out for a very fast inning for Montas. At the bottom, Harrison popped out. Marte singled on a ball not handled by Rizzo for an E3. Marte stole second. Olson struck out swinging. Gomes went down on strikes to end the inning. Oakland 3 Yankees 0.
The sixth inning was led off by Rougie Odor ground out to first. Velazquez popped out to third baseman Chapman. LeMahieu walked. Rizzo tapped into the glove of the catcher Gomes for the final out. Chapman led off the bottom of the sixth by lining out to Velazquez. Canha singled when Rizzo couldn’t come up with the ball, and that ended Cortes’s game. Albert Abreu came in to face Pinder, who popped out to Velazquez to end the inning. Oakland 3 Yankees 0.
Montas has only allowed one hit in the game up to the seventh. Aaron Judge led off the seventh inning by getting a hit to left field. Judge got both of the hits in the game. Stanton struck out. Gallo hit into a double play to end the half scoreless for the Yankees. At the bottom, Kemp doubled to right. Harrison ground out to second. Marte ground out. Olson was intentionally walked. Gomes struck out to end the inning. Oakland 3 Yankees 0.
Montas was out of the game in the eighth inning, replaced by Andrew Chafin, who faced Luke Voit, who singled to center. Sanchez lined out to second. Odor struck out swinging. Velazquez was pinch-hit by Gio Urshela, who chopped one to third to end the half. At the bottom, Chapman against Lucas Luetge flew out to Gallo, who saved a run. Canha hit out sharply to short. Pinder struck out to end the inning. Athletics 3 Yankees 0.
At the top of the ninth with last licks for the New York Yankees, they faced the Athletics closer, Sergio Romo. For the Yankees, it was the top of the lineup with LeMahieu leading off; he lined out to third. Rizzo got a single to no man’s land in center. Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer drawing the Yankees within one run. Stanton popped out to second. Gallo ground to Harrison to end the game and end the Yankees winning streak at 13 consecutive games.
The final score was the Oakland Athletics 3 and the New York Yankees 2. The winning pitcher was Sean Montas, the loser Nestor Cortes Jr. and the save went to Sergio Romo.