Game Day

Banged up Yankees lose fifth straight

OAKLAND – The New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon as the offense failed to get anything going against Jesse Hahn. Behind Ryon Healy’s two home runs, the Athletics downed the Yankees, 5-2.

It was a rather bizarre start for Yankees’ ace Masahiro Tanaka. Despite striking out 10 A’s batters, the right-handed pitcher lasted only four innings and allowed five earned runs. Domingo German came on in relief for Tanaka and did not allow a single run over his four innings. German also struck out six batters and allowed only four hits.

Matt Joyce reached base five times, Jesse Hahn (3-4) pitched five innings to defeat New York for the first time in his career and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single to keep the A’s rolling at home. Oakland has won six of its last eight at the Coliseum, including three straight against the Yankees.

Austin Romine and Brett Gardner drove in runs for New York, which has lost a season-high five straight. The Yankees entered the day with a one-game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.

Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (0-0, 5.40), originally scheduled to start on Saturday, will instead make his first major league start on Sunday. The A’s will counter with RHP Jharel Cotton (3-7, 5.52).

Win- Jesse Hahn
Loss- Masahiro Tanaka
Save- Sean Doolittle

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