Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/12
NEW YORK -- After watching the New York Yankees' four-run rally in the 13th inning lead to an epic loss in the 14th on Saturday, the Oakland A's struck back after New York's latest comeback Sunday. No. 9 hitter Cliff Pennington had three hits, including a home run and three RBIs, and he drove in the eventual game-winning run as the A's eked out a 5-4 win at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Oakland salvaged the final game of their three-game series while snapping the Yankees' seven-game winning streak and answering New York's four-run fourth inning with single runs the next two innings. Jerry Blevins (5-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter A.J. Griffin, and struck out Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson with two on and one out to end the fifth. Grant Balfour watched Alex Rodriguez take him to the warning track before right fielder Josh Reddick made the catch as part of a perfect ninth for his 20th save of the season. Hiroki Kuroda (14-11) allowed five runs (four...
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