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Saturday, July 21, 2012
A's Walk-off the Yanks
The Yankees did nothing against tonight's starter for the Athletics, Tommy Milone. Milone, a finesse lefty pitcher who does not throw his fastball harder than 89 MPH, fooled the Yankees for seven innings tonight. The Yankees scored both of their runs after the starter left the game. Cano tied the game in the ninth inning with an opposite field solo home run but the Yankees would come up short when Moss would single in Cespedes as the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. The Yankees have snapped their streak of games where they score at least three runs. It ended at forty-three games after they came up one run short of continuing the streak tonight. Also, Robinson Cano extended his career-high hitting streak to twenty-three games after a single in the seventh inning.
Ivan Nova hardly had his best stuff tonight, giving up five extra base hits in 6.2 innings pitched. He was able to limit the damage though, after putting men on in most innings with zero or one out. He was out-pitched by Milone tonight in a game that would have otherwise ended as a win for Nova. Cano let him off the hook tonight with his game-tying solo shot in the ninth. Cody Eppley took the loss for giving up the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Cespedes notched a career-high four hits in the game.
Tomorrow night, another A's rookie will be making the start against the Yankees. Jarrod Parker was sent to the A's as part of the Cahill trade that send Trevor Cahill to Arizona. Phil Hughes will make the start for the Yankees as he tries for his tenth win of the season. With a win tomorrow, the Yankees will avoid a sweep at the hands of the Athletics.