New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
Yanks drop second straight to A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. — Tony Kemp lined a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees once again, stopping New York 3-1 Sunday night.
On Saturday, Oakland ended the Yankees’ 13-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory — that also snapped the Athletics’ six-game skid. New York has lost two in a row for the first time since July 22-23.
Kemp entered as a pinchhitter in the seventh and finished 2 for 2 with his fifth homer of the season, with three of them coming against the Yankees.
Green (7-6) served up his 11th homer of the season.
Deolis Guerra (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth. Andrew Chafin recorded the final three outs to earn his second save of the season.
Oakland opened the scoring in the fourth on Mark Canha’s RBI forceout. It was originally ruled an inning-ending double play, but the call was overturned upon replay review.
The run was unearned due to an error by third baseman Gio Urshela. He made two errors in the game.
New York tied it in the seventh with the help of some shaky A’s defense.
With Anthony Rizzo at the plate and two outs, catcher Yan Gomes dropped a popup in foul territory that prolonged the inning. Rizzo then sent a routine grounder to third, but it went through Matt Chapman’s legs, allowing Gary Sanchez to score from second and tie the game at 1.
Yankees: RHP Corey Kluber (4-3, 3.04 ERA) will come off the injured list to open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night in Anaheim. Kluber has been out since May 25.