A's rally to win 7-4 over struggling Yankees
June 6, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
NEW YORK -- Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes homered twice as the Athletics came from four runs down and won 7-4 at New York on Wednesday, racking up a fifth-straight victory while deepening the troubles for the struggling Yankees.
The American League-leading Athletics stayed 5-1/2 games clear atop the AL West division while Toronto again beat Detroit in the clash of the top teams in the East and Central.
Among other games, majors-leading San Francisco won a tight game at Cincinnati, and Minnesota extended its recent dominance over Milwaukee.
Oakland's Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning off Jose Ramirez, who was making his major league debut, and added a pair of infield singles. Cespedes also had three hits to help the A's move a season-best 15 games over .500 at 37-22.
The Yankees matched a season worst with their fourth consecutive defeat. They've been outscored 21-0 from the seventh inning onward during that slide.
Toronto's Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits as the hot Blue Jays won 8-2 at Detroit.
Lind's two-run double in the sixth put Toronto ahead 3-2, and pitcher Aaron Loup got out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the inning to hold onto that lead.
The Blue Jays added three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth in winning for the 18th time in 22 games.
The Tigers left 11 runners on base in their fourth straight loss.
San Francisco's Michael Morse and Juan Perez both homered with two outs in the sixth inning to lift the Giants to a 3-2 win at Cincinnati.
Morse hit a solo shot and Perez had a two-run homer off left-hander Tony Cingrani (2-6), who has lost all four of his starts since returning from shoulder tendinitis.
The Reds had won their previous four games.
Minnesota made it seven wins out of their past eight against Milwaukee by beating the Brewers 6-4, with Oswaldo Arcia driving in four runs, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.
Arcia hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Josh Willingham forced in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning before setting up Arcia's go-ahead single with a two-out double in the bottom of the seventh.
Milwaukee had tied the game 4-4 in the top of the inning thanks to a three-run shot from Aramis Ramirez, returning to the lineup after 21 games out with a hamstring injury.
Chicago's John Danks and three relievers combined to hold Los Angeles to just two hits, setting up a 2-1 win for the White Sox over the Dodgers.
Danks (4-5) allowed both those hits and struck out five in 7 1-3 innings for his first road win in more than six weeks. He also had an infield single in the sixth inning; only the second hit of his career.