Coming off a sweep against the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees had their sights set on taking the first game of a three-game set against the Oakland Athletics. David Phelps had a bounce back start and the Yankees offense came alive as they were able to defeat the A’s 7-0 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.
The Yankees were able to get to Sonny Gray early when Jacoby Ellsbury drove Brett Gardner home and Mark Teixeira hit a SAC fly to score Derek Jeter in the first inning. Gardner added to the Yankees offense in the second on an RBI single, scoring Brian Roberts. The Yankees bats were quiet until the top of the eighth inning when Ichiro Suzuki singled to bring home Mark Teixeira, Roberts hitting a single to score Brian McCann and Ichiro (Ichiro scored on an E2) and Kelly Johnson scored to bring home Roberts.
David Phelps had a spectacular spot, going 6.2 scoreless innings while striking out four and walking three. Dellin Betances relieved Phelps, pitching 1.1 innings while striking out two and Jose Ramirez closed out the game, notching one strikeout in his inning of work.
– The Yankees will return here tomorrow night and will hope to extend their winning streak to five games. Hiroki Kuroda will start for the Yankees and Scott Kazmir will start for the A’s. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.