Posted May 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight scoreless innings and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer that helped the New York Yankees win their season-high fifth straight game, 2-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The Yankees got off to a strong start to their nine-game road trip by sweeping the three-game series in Oakland, extending their winning streak at the Coliseum to nine games. That is tied for the second-longest winning streak ever by a road team in Oakland, trailing only Baltimore's 13-game run from 1976-79. Derek Jeter singled to lead off the game for his 3,155th career hit, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer George Brett to move into sole possession of 14th place all-time. ''He's been the backbone of this organization for a long, long time and when a guy like that passes you, I'd like to shake his hand and look him in the eye and say congratulations,'' Brett said in a statement released by the Yankees. The A's managed just four hits off Kuroda (4-6) to...
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