Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/14
OAKLAND, Calif. -- When rookie starting pitcher Jarrod Parker walked off the mound after eight innings of one-run ball against the New York Yankees in line for no decision, Oakland A's third baseman Brandon Inge had a message for him. "Inge, he told me," Parker explained. "He said, 'I'm gonna get you one.' And he did. That's pretty sweet that he went up there and did it." It wasn't another walk-off, but Inge delivered on his claim with a solo home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the eighth inning. It powered the A's to their third consecutive one-run victory over the Yankees -- a 2-1 triumph Saturday -- and pushed Oakland's MLB-best July record to 13-2. When Inge made contact, Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes pointed to the sky, indicating he thought it was a harmless pop-up. "I thought he just hit it really good and really high, to be honest," Hughes said. "Looking back at the replay, it's pr...
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