Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/21/12

OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's almost becoming routine for the Oakland Athletics to win the game in their last at-bat -- even if the opponent is the team with the best record in baseball.

"There's always that feeling if we're in our last at-bat and we're tied at home, we just feel like something good's going to happen," A's manager Bob Melvin said.

Brandon Moss singled to right in the bottom of the ninth Friday for the Athletics' 10th walk-off win of the season as Oakland beat the New York Yankees 3-2. It was Oakland's fifth walk-off win in its past nine home games.

"No matter who comes in or where you go, you're not going to lay down," Moss said. "You're not going to go out there just because you're facing a team like them or the Rangers and say, 'Oh no, we don't have a chance.'

"You're going to go out there and win, and then you win a few games against those teams you start to believe in yourself. Our team is starting to find its identity a little bit, and it's been a lot of fun."

After Moss delivered his game-winning hit, his televised postgame interview was interrupted by a Gatorade shower from teammate Jonny Gomes and two whipped cream pies to the face by Josh Reddick.

"They're fun," Moss said of walk-off wins. "I mean, it'd be a lot less stressful if you could score the runs earlier in the game. But at the same time, when you get in that situation and you have a chance to come through and you do, it's a huge adrenaline rush. It's what you dream of as a little kid, so it's fun."

Rookie Yoenis Cespedes tied his career high with four hits, and Reddick was 3-for-5 with two doubles. Jemile Weeks and Brandon Inge also drove in runs for the A's, who are a major-league-best 12-2 in July.

Rookie Tommy Milone pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only six hits while recording a career-high 10 strikeouts. He lowered his home ERA to 0.91.

"It's pretty exciting, but it's not something I try to do," Milone said of the double-digit strikeout total. "I don't try to strike people out, but when I go out there, I just try to make quality pitches, and I felt like from pitch number one, I was in the zone, so I think the main thing was being able to throw strikes and to keep the ball low."

Ivan Nova pitched 6 2/3 innings for the Yankees, scattering nine hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out six.

Robinson Cano tied the score at 2-2 with an opposite-field home run to left in the top of the ninth off Ryan Cook (4-2). Cano previously singled to extend his hitting streak to 23 games.

"I liked the way we were able to come back there because (Milone) was pretty stingy," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought Milone had tremendous command of his fastball on both sides, and his changeup was really effective. You get a couple of runs off their relievers and you figure ... we're going to be able to come back and get ahead, but we weren't able to."

In the bottom of the ninth, Cespedes singled hard to center off Cody Eppley (0-1). Gomes singled to short, putting runners at first and second. Moss delivered the game-winning hit to right.

"Cespedes is just a tough out right now," Yankees catcher Russell Martin said. "And then a ground-ball base hit really could have been an out, it was just hit in a good spot. And then a sinker down and away and (Moss) just pull-hooked it, and they scored the winning run. Obviously, you wish there was a right-hander that he could get out into a double play, but that wasn't the situation."

Martin homered for the Yankees in the eighth off Jerry Blevins to make it a one-run game.

Eric Sogard tripled to lead off the bottom of the eighth but was thrown out at home on a fielder's choice grounder to short by Kurt Suzuki. On the play, Suzuki made it to second base. Coco Crisp walked, but Weeks fouled out, leaving Cook no margin for error in the ninth.

Crisp tripled to right in the third inning and scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Weeks.

In the fourth inning, Moss and Inge hit back-to-back doubles to make it a 2-0 Oakland lead.

At one point, Milone retired nine in a row. He allowed singles to Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez in the fourth. On the hit by Rodriguez, Teixeira tried to advance from first base but retired on a perfect throw by Reddick to Inge at third base.

Milone ran into trouble again in the sixth inning when Derek Jeter reached on an infield single and Teixeira singled to left. However, the Oakland rookie remained composed and got Rodriguez to ground out to end the threat.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Athletics got two-out singles from Reddick and Cespedes. After the Yankees brought in reliever Boone Logan, pinch hitter Gomes walked to load the bases. Logan struck out Moss looking on a breaking ball to keep the game close.

NOTES: The Athletics improved to five games over .500 for the first time since April 17, 2010. ... Milone's 10 strikeouts are tied for the most by an A's pitcher against the Yankees in Oakland franchise history. ... Cespedes is batting .581 (18-for-31) during his eight-game hit streak. ... The Yankees' streak of scoring three runs or more ended at 43 consecutive games. The only longer single-season streak in the live-ball era (since 1920) was a 48-game streak by the 1994 Indians. ... New York has committed six errors in Nova's past six starts. ... Nova has allowed 64 extra-base hits, the most by any pitcher in the majors... Cano's 23-game hitting streak is the longest active run in the major leagues. It's the longest streak by a Yankee since Jeter hit in 25 straight during the 2006 season. ... The Yankees have homered in a season-high tying 11 consecutive games. ... Andruw Jones struck out swinging four times. ... Nick Swisher left the game in the seventh inning with a mild left hip flexor strain.

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