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Moss' second home run sends Athletics past Yankees in 10th

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NEW YORK -- Sean Doolittle wasn't surprised at all by the Oakland Athletics offensive outburst in the 10th inning.

Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the game leading off the 10th, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

The major's best run-producing offense then got an RBI double from Jed Lowrie and a run-scoring single from Kyle Blanks to open a big lead for Oakland's suspect back end of the bullpen.

"The way the guys were swinging in the 10th inning, it was like they could smell the victory and found a way to get it done," the A's reliever said. "That's typical Oakland A's baseball."

Returning to the lineup after missing two games with a strained right calf, Moss drilled a full-count pitch from Adam Warren (1-3) into the second deck down the right field line for his 15th home run. That gave the AL West-leading A's their first lead in a game that was delayed more than an hour at the start by rain.

"We have a very confident offense," Moss said.

Doolittle finished off the A's fourth consecutive victory with a perfect 10th for his sixth save. The left-hander extended his scoreless streak to 15 1/3 innings.

Dan Otero (5-1) pitched an inning for the A's, who improved to 7-13 when trailing after seven innings.

Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt hit a tying double off Dellin Betances with two outs in the eighth inning. Betances walked Albert Callaspo before Vogt drilled a full-count pitch into the right-center gap.

"That at-bat was incredible ... because Betances, he is a really good reliever," Moss said. "I felt like that pretty much did it for us."

Betances had not walked a batter over his previous 10 appearances (15 1/3 innings).

"I felt good. I just think the two out walk hurt, I had him in my head and I just did not put him away," Betances said. "I think from there I just fell behind on Vogt and just threw him a good pitch to hit. I think Callaspo, that at-bat was more frustrating."

The injury-depleted Yankees came in looking hardly like the Bronx Bombers they are expected to be. With an opening-day payroll about $120 million more than the A's, New York had hit only five home runs in 15 games and none in the two Mark Teixeira sat with inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist.

Teixeira, though, woke up pain-free Tuesday and manager Joe Girardi made the switch-hitter the cleanup batter. Teixeira drove in New York's two runs, homering in the sixth for a 2-1 lead.

"He said he was fine," Girardi said. "You know you kind of keep your fingers crossed and hope he feels good tomorrow."

In contrast, Moss' drive off Hiroki Kuroda into Monument Park leading off the fifth gave the slugging A's at least one long ball in 11 straight games.

A rainbow arcing high above the scoreboard in center field before the rain-delayed first pitch appeared to be a good omen for New York, which grabbed a quick lead.

Scott Kazmir needed four batters to warm up after a storm pushed back the start 1 hour, 12 minutes. Brett Gardner singled leading off. After Derek Jeter struck out, Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Teixeira dunked a blooper inside the right field line for a 1-0 lead.

After that, Kazmir retired 16 of 17 -- including four K's in a row -- before Teixeira sent a drive into the A's bullpen in left-center for his 10th home run -- the second swinging from the right side -- and a 2-1 lead.

"He just ran out of pitches," Melvin explained why he lifted Kazmir when he did.

Notes

Ellsbury has committed $1 million to Oregon State, where he played from 2003-05. The money will go to help with the expansion of the baseball team's locker room facilities. ... The Yankees claimed off waivers LHP Wade LeBlanc from the Los Angeles Angels. ... New York OF Carlos Beltran (bone spur in right elbow) went 2 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game in Tampa, Florida. Girardi said it was possible that Beltran could rejoin the Yankees on Friday in Kansas City. ... The Athletics put OF Josh Reddick on the 15-day DL because of a hyperextended right knee. ... Up next: Oakland's Jesse Chavez (4-3) faces New York's Vidal Nuno (1-2) in a matchup of right-handers Wednesday night.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

B. Moss
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
New York

M. Teixeira
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Coco Crisp, CF4010100 .256
John Jaso, C4000101 .287
Josh Donaldson, 3B5000014 .278
Brandon Moss, DH4222010 .280
Yoenis Cespedes, LF3110110 .242
Jed Lowrie, SS4111011 .245
Alberto Callaspo, 1B3100101 .244
Craig Gentry, RF2000000 .265
   a-Stephen Vogt, PH1011000 .200
   Kyle Blanks, RF1011000 .300
Eric Sogard, 2B4000002 .200
Scott Kazmir, P0000000 .000
   Fernando Abad, P0000000 .000
   Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
   Sean Doolittle, P0000000 .000
Totals3557544  
a-doubled for Gentry in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jed Lowrie (16, Warren), Stephen Vogt (1, Betances)
HR - Brandon Moss 2 (15, Kuroda)
RBI - Brandon Moss 2 (48), Jed Lowrie (23), Stephen Vogt (1), Kyle Blanks (3)
2-OUT RBI - Stephen Vogt (1)
Team LOB - 4
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Scott Kazmir 6.16222101 2.40
Fernando Abad 0.2000110 1.93
Luke Gregerson 1000010 2.32
Dan Otero (W,5-1) 1100000 2.34
Sean Doolittle (S,6) 1000010 2.67
Pitches-Strikes - Scott Kazmir 109-71, Fernando Abad 10-4, Luke Gregerson 16-11, Dan Otero 13-8, Sean Doolittle 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Kazmir 6-3, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Dan Otero 2-1, Sean Doolittle 1-1
Batters Faced - Scott Kazmir 27, Fernando Abad 3, Luke Gregerson 3, Dan Otero 4, Sean Doolittle 3
New York (A.L.) Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brett Gardner, LF5110023 .277
Derek Jeter, DH5000013 .260
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4010110 .273
Mark Teixeira, 1B5122011 .248
Yangervis Solarte, 2B-3B3010103 .299
Alfonso Soriano, RF3000034 .226
   Ichiro Suzuki, RF1000001 .308
Scott Sizemore, 3B3010011 .313
   a-Brian Roberts, PH-2B1000000 .242
John Ryan Murphy, C2000110 .333
   b-Brian McCann, PH-C1010000 .234
Brendan Ryan, SS4000033 .310
Hiroki Kuroda, P0000000 .000
   Dellin Betances, P0000000 .000
   David Robertson, P0000000 .000
   Adam Warren, P0000000 .000
   Preston Claiborne, P0000000 .000
Totals37272313  
a-grounded out for Sizemore in the 9th
b-singled for Murphy in the 9th
Batting
HR - Mark Teixeira (10, Kazmir)
RBI - Mark Teixeira 2 (27)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Teixeira (8)
SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (16, 2nd base off Gregerson/Jaso)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Ryan-Teixeira, Ryan-Teixeira-Sizemore-Solarte-Teixeira
E - Jacoby Ellsbury (1, Misplayed grounder)
New York (A.L.) Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hiroki Kuroda 6.2211121 4.27
Dellin Betances (BS,1) 1.1111120 1.59
David Robertson 1000000 4.26
Adam Warren (L,1-3) 0.1333101 2.53
Preston Claiborne 0.2100100 3.57
Pitches-Strikes - Hiroki Kuroda 93-55, Dellin Betances 28-17, David Robertson 13-8, Adam Warren 24-12, Preston Claiborne 13-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hiroki Kuroda 7-9, Dellin Betances 2-0, David Robertson 3-0
Batters Faced - Hiroki Kuroda 21, Dellin Betances 6, David Robertson 3, Adam Warren 5, Preston Claiborne 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41677
Game Time - 3:33
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Sean Barber