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A.J. Griffin glanced into the visiting dugout and saw Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira among others. Oakland's rookie right-hander felt some nerves all right.
Then, Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give him a quick lead and Griffin shut down one of baseball's best lineups for five innings as the Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.
Griffin already has shown poise in some high-profile moments - meeting the Bay Area rival Giants in his big league debut last month, hanging tough at two-time AL champion Texas his next time out, facing Boston on July 4 and beating the Twins for his first victory last Friday.
''It's fun. I didn't have a choice of who I pitched against,'' he said. ''We're having a lot of fun right now. I like to hear the music after games.''
Through the noise, he turned to Sean Doolittle and said, ''Hey, we just beat ...
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From Mark Feinsand:Joba Chamberlain (elbow and ankle surgeries) is slated to throw Friday for the fourth time since starting his rehab assignment last week.
Chamberlain, who threw a scoreless inning Tuesday for the Gulf Coast League Yankees in Tampa, has not allowed a hit or a walk in his four innings, striking out six. He has given up one unearned run.
Girardi called the reports...
From David Waldstein:Any slim hope the Yankees may have had that Brett Gardner would return from an elbow injury this season was almost certainly wiped out Thursday, when it was determined that he would have surgery.
The Yankees announced that Gardner would have an arthroscopic procedure next week to remove inflamed tissue from his elbow. “It will most likely conclude his season...
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