Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 5/26/12

New York Yankees 6 — Oakland Athletics 3

 

Three home runs backed Nova in tonight’s 6-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.

 

The Yankees offense got to Oakland starter Tyson Ross fast and with a trio of blasts. In 4.1 innings of work, Ross gave up 6 runs, 3 earned, on 11 hits. With 2 outs in the 3rd, Robinson Cano reached base on a missed catch by outfielder Coco Crisp that extended the inning. The next batter, Mark Teixeira, made Ross pay for the error as he hit a home run to deep right. In the 5th inning, Robinson Cano didn’t let Crisp play a factor in his next at-bat as he hit a solo home run to center and Nick Swisher went the opposite way for a two-run home run that knocked Ross out of the game. Despite 12 hits, 4 of them being doubles and 3 being the home runs, the Yankees hit just 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

 

Ivan Nova benefited from the run support in his strong 7 innings of work. 2 of the 3 runs that Nova gave up came on home runs by Josh Reddick and Kila Ka’aihue. Nova started with some trouble in the 5th inning with a single and a double to open it. However, an amazing catch by Curtis Granderson to deep center produced the only run on a sacrifice fly by Kurt Suzuki. Boone Logan had a perfect inning to set up the save for Rafael Soriano and win for Nova.

 

Win – Ivan Nova (5-2)

Loss – Tyson Ross (2-5)

Save – Rafael Soriano (4)

 

Notable

Yankees

*Nick Swisher – 2 for 4, R, 2B, 2-Run Home Run (8) in the 5th, 2 RBI (29)

*Mark Teixeira – 2 for 5, R, 2B, 2-Run Home Run (6) in the 3rd, 2 RBI (23)

Athletics

*Josh Reddick – 1 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (12) in the 4th, RBI (25)

*Kila Ka’aihue – 1 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (2) in the 7th, RBI (10)

 

Current Yankees Record: 24-21

 

Ryan Nakada

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