Canha homers as A's gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees.

He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them - at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting.

Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading the Oakland Athletics past New York 6-3 on Monday in a matchup between teams in the AL wild-card race.

The A's jumped on CC Sabathia early and pulled within 3 1/2 games of New York for the first wild card. Oakland remained 2 1/2 games back of World Series champion Houston in the AL West.

Cahill (6-3) defeated the Yankees for the first time in seven career appearances, the only AL team he'd never beaten.

''I had some extra Adrenalin,'' Cahill said. ''They were tough. A lot of bad outings against those guys. I was able to finally get that win against them. We're trying to catch the Astros and if that doesn't work we want a playoff game here. We just want wins.''

The right-hander improved to 5-0 with a 1.09 ERA in nine home starts, striking out three to leave him one shy of 1,000 for his career. Cahill allowed four hits and three runs - two earned - in five innings.

Lou Trivino relieved Cahill and struck out the side in the sixth. Jeurys Familia issued consecutive two-out walks in the eighth but got out of it unscathed before Blake Treinen finished for his 36th save.

Luke Voit hit a two-run homer for New York, which welcomed back manager Aaron Boone to the bench after he served a one-game suspension Sunday.

Sabathia (7-6) retired Marcus Semien on a fly ball before surrendering four straight singles and a bases-loaded walk to Matt Olson as the A's went ahead 3-1.

New York answered right back on Voit's seventh home run that came on a 3-2 pitch.

The lefty, pitching back home in the Bay Area, was done after Semien's one-out double in the fourth for his second-shortest outing of 2018. With just one victory in his past nine starts, Sabathia allowed four earned runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Oakland has won six of the last eight meetings with the Yankees, whose final 25 batters managed just one hit - Brett Gardner's second-inning double.

''I'm not too concerned about where we're at in the standings in relation to them or in relation to Boston,'' Gardner said. ''I'm just concerned about us playing better. We've got a really, really good team, a team that can do a lot of damage and be dangerous deep into the postseason, but we've got to play better if we're going to get there. It's up to us to figure out a way to do that.''

BIG STEP FOR JUDGE

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took his first swings off a tee since breaking his right wrist July 26, a significant early step in what he hopes is a return to the field for New York in a couple of weeks.

Judge, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, took 25 dry swings Monday in Oakland's center-field cage before taking another 25 off the tee at what he called 100 percent effort. He said he felt good enough in recent days and without pain that the decision was made he would begin hitting again.

''Just moving in the right direction. Definitely a big step,'' Judge said, sitting in the Oakland Coliseum dugout. ''I'm kind of on track with what we kind of wanted to accomplish, so I'm excited about the progress we're making so far. It feels good. So I've just got to keep moving forward, keep having good days and just keep kind of building off that. Hopefully ramp it up here in the next couple days and be back out there soon.''

Judge could take live batting practice as soon as this weekend.

BACK IN THE BAY

New Yankees right fielder Andrew McCutchen received warm applause after his lineup introduction. He arrived in the Bronx on Friday, played for his new club all weekend then returned right back to the Bay Area where he'd been with the Giants.

McCutchen led off the game with a single, stole second, reached third on catcher Jonathan Lucroy's error and scored the game's first run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: SS Didi Gregorius, sidelined with a bruised left heel he hurt Aug. 19 in a collision with Toronto's Kendrys Morales beating out an infield single, is set to run the bases Tuesday and Boone said he is ''very close to a return.'' ... New York outrighted OF Shane Robinson and LHP Ryan Bollinger to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (strained pitching forearm) is slated to throw off a mound Wednesday. ... The A's acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from the Brewers for cash and designated LHP Danny Coulombe for assignment.

UP NEXT

J.A. Happ (15-6, 4.00 ERA) starts Tuesday night and is 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA over six starts since joining New York from the Blue Jays before the trade deadline. Oakland will start reliever Liam Hendriks for one inning again like it did Saturday night. RHP starter Frankie Montas will pitch at some point.

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  • W: T. Cahill (6-3)L: C. Sabathia (7-6)S: B. Treinen (36)
  • HR: NYY - L. Voit (7), OAK - M. Canha (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen RF41100001.252.355.408.7624.0
G. Stanton DH40000021.271.345.514.860-1.0
A. Hicks CF20010120.251.369.476.8451.0
M. Andujar 3B30000120.299.333.527.8590.0
G. Sanchez C31000122.184.281.402.6831.0
G. Torres 2B-SS30000101.279.350.507.8571.0
L. Voit 1B41121022.303.378.6211.0006.0
A. Hechavarria SS20100000.253.286.340.6251.0
a- N. Walker PH-2B20000012.223.306.345.651-0.5
B. Gardner LF30100003.237.327.375.7021.0
  • a-struck out for Hechavarria in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS42100121.261.325.387.7114.0
M. Chapman 3B41210011.282.365.526.8914.5
J. Lowrie 2B41210000.276.360.470.8304.0
K. Davis DH31110120.246.325.541.8663.0
S. Piscotty RF40200012.264.320.475.7952.5
M. Olson 1B30010121.239.323.441.7651.0
C. Pinder LF40000024.258.334.423.758-1.0
M. Canha CF31111003.246.323.445.7686.0
R. Laureano CF10000000.300.375.486.8610.0
J. Lucroy C40100003.240.292.326.6182.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Gardner (19)
    • HR - L. Voit (7)
    • SF - A. Hicks (6)
    • RBI - A. Hicks (66), L. Voit 2 (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (32), M. Chapman (34), S. Piscotty (37), J. Lucroy (20)
    • HR - M. Canha (16)
    • RBI - M. Chapman (54), J. Lowrie (86), K. Davis (106), M. Olson (66), M. Canha (46)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (33), M. Canha (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Canha, J. Lucroy 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. McCutchen (14)
    • CS - B. Gardner (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - B. Gardner (6)
    • E - M. Andujar (15)
    • PB - G. Sanchez (11)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Lucroy (9)
    • PB - J. Lucroy (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (L, 7-6)3.17542403.541.31-7.0
    A. Cole1.22111015.241.49-1.0
    C. Green1.00000202.621.094.0
    J. Loaisiga2.01000402.701.207.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (L, 7-6)3.1
    A. Cole1.2
    C. Green1.0
    J. Loaisiga2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Cahill (W, 6-3)5.04321313.601.1616.5
    L. Trivino (H, 20)1.00000302.151.094.5
    Y. Petit (H, 14)0.10001203.291.060.0
    R. Buchter (H, 12)0.20000102.901.290.5
    J. Familia (H, 6)1.00002202.731.182.0
    B. Treinen (S, 36)1.00000000.910.8910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Cahill (W, 6-3)5.0
    L. Trivino (H, 20)1.0
    Y. Petit (H, 14)0.1
    R. Buchter (H, 12)0.2
    J. Familia (H, 6)1.0
    B. Treinen (S, 36)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 66-45, A. Cole 28-17, C. Green 13-8, J. Loaisiga 25-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 1-5, A. Cole 2-3
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 19, A. Cole 8, C. Green 3, J. Loaisiga 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 75-49, L. Trivino 14-11, Y. Petit 16-8, R. Buchter 11-5, J. Familia 23-12, B. Treinen 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 6-5, J. Familia 1-0, B. Treinen 1-2
    • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 19, L. Trivino 3, Y. Petit 3, R. Buchter 2, J. Familia 5, B. Treinen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. McCutchen RF41100001.252.355.408.7624.0
    G. Stanton DH40000021.271.345.514.860-1.0
    A. Hicks CF20010120.251.369.476.8451.0
    M. Andujar 3B30000120.299.333.527.8590.0
    G. Sanchez C31000122.184.281.402.6831.0
    G. Torres 2B-SS30000101.279.350.507.8571.0
    L. Voit 1B41121022.303.378.6211.0006.0
    A. Hechavarria SS20100000.253.286.340.6251.0
    a- N. Walker PH-2B20000012.223.306.345.651-0.5
    B. Gardner LF30100003.237.327.375.7021.0
    Total30343141112-----
    • a-struck out for Hechavarria in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS42100121.261.325.387.7114.0
    M. Chapman 3B41210011.282.365.526.8914.5
    J. Lowrie 2B41210000.276.360.470.8304.0
    K. Davis DH31110120.246.325.541.8663.0
    S. Piscotty RF40200012.264.320.475.7952.5
    M. Olson 1B30010121.239.323.441.7651.0
    C. Pinder LF40000024.258.334.423.758-1.0
    M. Canha CF31111003.246.323.445.7686.0
    R. Laureano CF10000000.300.375.486.8610.0
    J. Lucroy C40100003.240.292.326.6182.0
    Total346105131015-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gardner (19)
      • HR - L. Voit (7)
      • SF - A. Hicks (6)
      • RBI - A. Hicks (66), L. Voit 2 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (32), M. Chapman (34), S. Piscotty (37), J. Lucroy (20)
      • HR - M. Canha (16)
      • RBI - M. Chapman (54), J. Lowrie (86), K. Davis (106), M. Olson (66), M. Canha (46)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (33), M. Canha (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Canha, J. Lucroy 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. McCutchen (14)
      • CS - B. Gardner (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Gardner (6)
      • E - M. Andujar (15)
      • PB - G. Sanchez (11)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Lucroy (9)
      • PB - J. Lucroy (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (L, 7-6)3.17542403.541.31-7.0
      A. Cole1.22111015.241.49-1.0
      C. Green1.00000202.621.094.0
      J. Loaisiga2.01000402.701.207.0
      Total8.010653101---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (L, 7-6)3.1
      A. Cole1.2
      C. Green1.0
      J. Loaisiga2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill (W, 6-3)5.04321313.601.1616.5
      L. Trivino (H, 20)1.00000302.151.094.5
      Y. Petit (H, 14)0.10001203.291.060.0
      R. Buchter (H, 12)0.20000102.901.290.5
      J. Familia (H, 6)1.00002202.731.182.0
      B. Treinen (S, 36)1.00000000.910.8910.0
      Total9.04324111---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill (W, 6-3)5.0
      L. Trivino (H, 20)1.0
      Y. Petit (H, 14)0.1
      R. Buchter (H, 12)0.2
      J. Familia (H, 6)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 36)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 66-45, A. Cole 28-17, C. Green 13-8, J. Loaisiga 25-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 1-5, A. Cole 2-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 19, A. Cole 8, C. Green 3, J. Loaisiga 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 75-49, L. Trivino 14-11, Y. Petit 16-8, R. Buchter 11-5, J. Familia 23-12, B. Treinen 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 6-5, J. Familia 1-0, B. Treinen 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 19, L. Trivino 3, Y. Petit 3, R. Buchter 2, J. Familia 5, B. Treinen 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Canha homered to left36
      • 4TH INNING
        Lowrie singled to center, Semien scored35
      • 2ND INNING
        Chapman doubled to left center, Semien scored, Chapman out at third34
        Voit homered to center, Sanchez scored33
      • 1ST INNING
        Canha safe at first on 3rd baseman Andujar throwing error, Davis scored, Piscotty to third, Olson to second13
        Olson walked, Lowrie scored, Davis to third, Piscotty to second12
        Davis singled to right, Chapman scored, Lowrie to second11
        Hicks hit sacrifice fly to center, McCutchen scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Treinen relieved Jeurys Familia
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Foul, Voit flied out to deep right
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Walker lined out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jeurys Familia relieved Ryan Buchter
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andujar walked, Hicks to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder lined out to left
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Laureano flied out to deep center
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to deep left
        • M. Semien: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Lou Trivino
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez struck out, reached on passed ball
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked, Sanchez to second
        • L. Voit: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
        • Neil Walker hit for Adeiny Hechavarria
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner flied out to shallow left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jonathan Loaisiga relieved Chad Green
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Lou Trivino relieved Trevor Cahill
        • Ramon Laureano in center field
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • M. Andujar: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chad Green relieved A.J. Cole
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lowrie fouled out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria singled to center
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Gardner reached on fielder's choice to second, Hechavarria out at second
        • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Gardner caught stealing second, catcher to second, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cole Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Olson grounded out to second
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pinder flied out to left
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Canha homered to left
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy lined out to right
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • G. Torres: Torres grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy fouled out to first
        • M. Semien: Foul, Semien doubled to deep left
        • A.J. Cole relieved CC Sabathia
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman popped out to second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to center, Semien scored
        • K. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Lowrie to second
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded into fielder's choice to third, Lowrie out at third
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Stanton lined out to pitcher
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike swinging, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty doubled to center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Piscotty to third on passed ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Canha fouled out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Torres flied out to deep left
        • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Voit homered to center, Sanchez scored
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gardner doubled to deep right center
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • M. Chapman: Chapman doubled to left center, Semien scored, Chapman out at third
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lowrie popped out to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCutchen singled to shallow center
        • G. Stanton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Stanton popped out to second
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, McCutchen stole second, McCutchen stole third, Hicks hit sacrifice fly to center, McCutchen scored
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien flied out to deep left
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman singled to left
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lowrie singled to right, Chapman to second
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to right, Chapman scored, Lowrie to second
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lowrie to third, Davis to second
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson walked, Lowrie scored, Davis to third, Piscotty to second
        • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha safe at first on 3rd baseman Andujar throwing error, Davis scored, Piscotty to third, Olson to second
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)