Posted July 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The high-priced New York Yankees spent the past four days becoming the latest supporting actor in what is starting to look like the real-life ''Moneyball'' sequel. Look out, runs don't come cheap in Oakland anymore. Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep. The Yankees, who remain the cash king with an opening-day payroll that topped $200 million for the fifth consecutive year, were swept in four games at the Coliseum for the first time by baseball's most penny-pinching franchise. A pair of Yankees - slugger Alex Rodriguez ($30 million) and ace CC Sabathia ($24.3 million) - are making more money combined this year than the A's entire payroll ($53 million). ''It's tough to lose four games regardless of how it looks,'' Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. '...
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