A's beat Yanks 5-4 in 12th for 4-game sweep
APOAKLAND, California -- Seth Smith hit a game leveling homer in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th as the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.
July 24, 2012, 12:04 am TWN
Smith homered to center with one out in the ninth off closer Rafael Soriano to help the A's sweep the Yankees in a four-game series at the Oakland Coliseum for the first time. The Athletics improved to 14-2 in July, the best record in the majors.
The AL East-leading Yankees had not been swept in a four-game series since May 2003 against Toronto.
Derek Norris started the final rally with a one-out single off Derek Jeter's glove at shortstop. Jemile Weeks followed with a sacrifice bunt, setting the stage for Oakland's major league-leading 11th walk-off win.
Crisp's humpback liner to right off Cody Eppley (0-2) gave the A's their fifth straight victory.
Tigers 6, White Sox 4 At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera homered twice, reaching 300 for his career and helping Detroit finish a three-game sweep of Chicago.
Detroit wrapped up a 6-1 homestand against the White Sox and Los Angeles Angels and now leads the AL Central by 1-1/2 games over Chicago. The White Sox have lost five straight.
Cabrera became the second Venezuela-born player to reach 300 home runs. Andres Galarraga hit 399.
Quintin Berry and Brennan Boesch also homered for Detroit to help rookie Jacob Turner (1-1) earn his first career win. Joaquin Benoit worked a perfect ninth for his second save.
The Tigers have won 16 of 21.
Orioles 4, Indians 3 At Cleveland, Zach Britton pitched six shutout innings and J.J. Hardy drove in three runs as Baltimore beat Cleveland for its fifth straight win.