Roark strikes out seven, pitching A's to sweep of Yankees

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tanner Roark has been in Oakland long enough already to understand this winning vibe.

Roark is doing his part to keep the Athletics on a roll as the September stretch run approaches, striking out seven without walking a batter over six-plus innings in a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night for a three-game series sweep.

''It shows what these guys in here in the clubhouse and all the coaches are all about,'' Roark said. ''We're fighters and we're not going to give in, we're going to have fun, we're going to do the small things great, get runs across the board and try to do our best to put up zeroes.''

Mark Canha hit a two-run single as the A's immediately jumped on Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (9-7) on the way to a seventh victory in eight overall.

In less than a week, the A's have taken down a pair of AL contenders in impressive fashion.

Oakland is on another of its familiar second-half surges, moving a season-best 21 games over .500 at 74-53 having won three of four against first-place Houston and then three straight over the AL East-leading Yankees.

''We can beat anybody. It's just about bringing this game to the field every day and playing with confidence and doing all the little things well that we're doing,'' Canha said. ''The fact that you keep looking at the scoreboard and the Rays keep winning, it just tells you we know we need to play well for five more weeks. There's no letting up, obviously. This is going to be a dog fight.''

New York's Gleyber Torres homered twice for his 30th and 31st of the year, a solo shot in the seventh and another in the ninth.

Oakland has won three of Roark's four starts since he was acquired from Cincinnati. Roark (2-1) won his second straight decision and allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Torres also doubled and singled for the Yankees, who have lost nine of their last 10 and 21 of 28 in Oakland.

''Over the course of a long season you're going to take one in the mouth, and we just got punched in the mouth right here in Oakland,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Tanaka, making his team-leading 26th start and pitching on an extra day of rest, dug himself an early hole allowing Marcus Semien's leadoff double in the first, then giving up a pair of walks before an RBI groundout by Matt Olson and Canha's base hit.

Matt Chapman added an RBI single and Stephen Piscotty drove in a run on a groundout.

Tanaka allowed five runs over six innings, striking out five and walking two.

Joakim Soria surrendered Torres' two-out drive but finished for his first save in five chances as Liam Hendriks got a break from the ninth inning after a five-out save Wednesday.

ALS AWARENESS NIGHT

Oakland hosted another ALS Awareness Night as a way to honor, among others, Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and the late mother of Piscotty, Gretchen. She suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder, and died in May 2018 at age 55 - about a year after being diagnosed.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Giancarlo Stanton, out since June 26 with a sprained right knee, did agility work in right field after doing some light running Wednesday. The hope is he will take batting practice on the field sometime this road trip. ... RHP Luis Severino pitched two simulated innings at the team's complex in Tampa, Florida, as he continues to work back from right rotator cuff inflammation with the goal of pitching in a big league game in September. ... RHP David Hale (lower back strain) received a cortisone shot for a left knee problem, interrupting his rehab progress. ... OF Brett Gardner was back in the lineup starting at center after he had an ingrown toenail removed Sunday that had bothered him all last week. He missed two games.

Athletics: CF Ramon Laureano (stress reaction in lower right leg) did a series of his signature long throws from center. ... LHP Sean Manaea, out all season after shoulder surgery last September, will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

UP NEXT

LHP James Paxton (9-6, 4.53 ERA) starts Friday at Dodger Stadium looking to win his fifth straight start when Los Angeles counters with 12-game winner lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu.

The A's have their second Friday off day of the season before RHP Chris Bassitt (9-5, 3.61) pitches Saturday against the San Francisco Giants opposite LHP Madison Bumgarner (8-8, 3.72).

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  • W: T. Roark (8-8)L: M. Tanaka (9-7)S: J. Soria (1)
  • HR: NYY - G. Torres 2 (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 3B40000011.331.378.530.907-0.5
A. Judge RF30200100.264.384.460.8444.0
D. Gregorius SS40000013.264.293.463.755-0.5
G. Urshela DH40000043.336.377.567.944-2.0
G. Sanchez C40100001.234.307.519.8271.0
B. Gardner CF40000021.251.332.479.810-1.0
G. Torres 2B43422000.288.351.548.89916.0
M. Tauchman LF40110021.299.376.548.9241.0
M. Ford 1B30000001.193.304.386.6900.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS41100011.273.359.486.8462.5
    R. Grossman LF32200111.254.352.373.7256.5
    M. Chapman 3B31110101.258.342.524.8654.0
    M. Olson 1B41110002.262.345.533.8783.0
    M. Canha CF40220012.269.385.517.9023.5
    S. Piscotty RF30210001.254.313.419.7324.0
    C. Pinder RF10000001.245.290.434.7240.0
    K. Davis DH40000025.218.288.379.667-1.0
    C. Joseph 2B30000001.192.185.308.4930.0
    J. Phegley C30100011.244.288.420.7080.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (13), G. Torres (21)
      • HR - G. Torres 2 (31)
      • RBI - G. Torres 2 (75), M. Tauchman (45)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Urshela 2 (2), G. Sanchez, M. Tauchman
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (34), S. Piscotty (17)
      • 3B - R. Grossman (2)
      • RBI - M. Chapman (71), M. Olson (63), M. Canha 2 (42), S. Piscotty (44)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, K. Davis 2 (2), J. Phegley
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Tanaka-Torres-Ford; Gregorius-Torres-Ford)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Olson-Semien)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (L, 9-7)6.08552504.681.250.5
      L. Cessa2.02000104.231.304.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (L, 9-7)6.0
      L. Cessa2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (W, 8-8)6.17220713.951.3822.5
      J. Diekman (H, 23)0.20000004.561.380.0
      L. Trivino (H, 15)1.00001104.671.482.5
      J. Soria (S, 1)1.01110214.941.119.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (W, 8-8)6.1
      J. Diekman (H, 23)0.2
      L. Trivino (H, 15)1.0
      J. Soria (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Tanaka (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 109-72, L. Cessa 27-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-2, L. Cessa 4-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 27, L. Cessa 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Roark
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-60, J. Diekman 7-5, L. Trivino 14-7, J. Soria 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-7, J. Diekman 1-1, L. Trivino 2-0, J. Soria 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 25, J. Diekman 2, L. Trivino 4, J. Soria 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. LeMahieu 3B40000011.331.378.530.907-0.5
      A. Judge RF30200100.264.384.460.8444.0
      D. Gregorius SS40000013.264.293.463.755-0.5
      G. Urshela DH40000043.336.377.567.944-2.0
      G. Sanchez C40100001.234.307.519.8271.0
      B. Gardner CF40000021.251.332.479.810-1.0
      G. Torres 2B43422000.288.351.548.89916.0
      M. Tauchman LF40110021.299.376.548.9241.0
      M. Ford 1B30000001.193.304.386.6900.0
      Total34383211011-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS41100011.273.359.486.8462.5
        R. Grossman LF32200111.254.352.373.7256.5
        M. Chapman 3B31110101.258.342.524.8654.0
        M. Olson 1B41110002.262.345.533.8783.0
        M. Canha CF40220012.269.385.517.9023.5
        S. Piscotty RF30210001.254.313.419.7324.0
        C. Pinder RF10000001.245.290.434.7240.0
        K. Davis DH40000025.218.288.379.667-1.0
        C. Joseph 2B30000001.192.185.308.4930.0
        J. Phegley C30100011.244.288.420.7080.5
        Total32510502616-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Judge (13), G. Torres (21)
          • HR - G. Torres 2 (31)
          • RBI - G. Torres 2 (75), M. Tauchman (45)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Torres (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Urshela 2 (2), G. Sanchez, M. Tauchman
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien (34), S. Piscotty (17)
          • 3B - R. Grossman (2)
          • RBI - M. Chapman (71), M. Olson (63), M. Canha 2 (42), S. Piscotty (44)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, K. Davis 2 (2), J. Phegley
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Tanaka-Torres-Ford; Gregorius-Torres-Ford)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Olson-Semien)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Tanaka (L, 9-7)6.08552504.681.250.5
          L. Cessa2.02000104.231.304.5
          Total8.01055260---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Tanaka (L, 9-7)6.0
          L. Cessa2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Roark (W, 8-8)6.17220713.951.3822.5
          J. Diekman (H, 23)0.20000004.561.380.0
          L. Trivino (H, 15)1.00001104.671.482.5
          J. Soria (S, 1)1.01110214.941.119.0
          Total9.08331102---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Roark (W, 8-8)6.1
          J. Diekman (H, 23)0.2
          L. Trivino (H, 15)1.0
          J. Soria (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Tanaka (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 109-72, L. Cessa 27-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-2, L. Cessa 4-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 27, L. Cessa 7
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Roark
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 95-60, J. Diekman 7-5, L. Trivino 14-7, J. Soria 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-7, J. Diekman 1-1, L. Trivino 2-0, J. Soria 1-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Roark 25, J. Diekman 2, L. Trivino 4, J. Soria 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Torres homered to center35
          • 7TH INNING
            Torres homered to center25
          • 5TH INNING
            Tauchman singled to left, Torres scored, Tauchman to second15
          • 3RD INNING
            Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Chapman scored, Canha out at second05
            Chapman singled to left, Grossman scored04
          • 1ST INNING
            Canha singled to left center, Grossman and Olson scored03
            Olson reached on fielder's choice to second, Semien scored, Grossman to third, Chapman out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joakim Soria relieved Lou Trivino
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Torres homered to center
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Lou Trivino relieved Jake Diekman
            • Chad Pinder in right field
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to first
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius reached on fielder's choice to second, Judge out at second
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Cessa Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to first
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Canha singled to center
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pinder grounded out to pitcher, Canha to second
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner popped out to first
            • G. Torres: Ball, Torres homered to center
            • Jake Diekman relieved Tanner Roark
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman grounded out to first
            • M. Ford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ford popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Cessa relieved Masahiro Tanaka
            • M. Semien: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman singled to left center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Chapman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Grossman out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge singled to left
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius popped out to first
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Piscotty doubled to left
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • C. Joseph: Joseph grounded out to shortstop, Piscotty to third
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • G. Torres: Torres doubled to deep center
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tauchman singled to left, Torres scored, Tauchman to second
            • M. Ford: Foul, Ford grounded out to second, Tauchman to third
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman fouled out to first
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Olson grounded out to third
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to right
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Foul, Joseph grounded out to first
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley singled to shallow left
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Semien lined out to right
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ford popped out to third
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to second
            • A. Judge: Judge lined out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Grossman tripled to left center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman singled to left, Grossman scored
            • M. Olson: Ball, Olson reached on an infield single to second, Chapman to second
            • M. Canha: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Canha reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Chapman to third, Olson out at second
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Ball, Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Chapman scored, Canha out at second
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez singled to left center
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded into double play first to shortstop, Sanchez out at second
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Torres singled to deep left
            • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Torres to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tauchman struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Phegley grounded out to third
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Semien grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Judge doubled to deep right center
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien doubled to deep right
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked, Semien to third, Grossman to second
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson reached on fielder's choice to second, Semien scored, Grossman to third, Chapman out at second
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson to second on wild pitch, Canha singled to left center, Grossman and Olson scored
            • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty singled to center, Canha to second
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Piscotty out at second
            • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)