Posted July 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Brandon Inge and Yoenis Cespedes homered, Jarrod Parker shut down one of baseball's best lineups for eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Parker (7-4) allowed only an RBI single to Raul Ibanez in the fourth to become the latest Oakland starter to baffle the Bronx Bombers. He struck out five and walked one to hand New York its third straight loss in the series. Cespedes crushed a tying homer later in the fourth and Inge hammered the first pitch of the eighth off Phil Hughes (9-8) for the go-ahead shot. Sean Doolittle struck out the side in the ninth after Alex Rodriguez singled for his first save in two chances after All-Star closer Ryan Cook worked the last three games. The low-budget A's have won 12 of 14 to climb into a tie with the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles for the final American League wild card spot. Inge, entering the game with a .198 batting average, pulled a fastball off...
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