Homer Bailey delivers solid start in Oakland Athletics win over New York Yankees

Matt Olson and Mark Canha homered in the Athletics' win over Yankees

  • Homer Bailey (15) of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the top of the first inning against the New York Yankees at Ring Central Coliseum on Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Mark Canha (20) of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Khris Davis (2) after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning against the New York Yankees at Ring Central Coliseum on Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Chris Herrmann (5) of the Oakland Athletics slides in safe at home plate to score on a double hit by Marcus Semien (10) in the bottom of the second inning against the New York Yankees at Ring Central Coliseum on Aug. 20, 2019 in Oakland. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Matt Olson (28) of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball and throws to first base to get the out of Austin Romine (28) of the New York Yankees in the top of the fourth inning at Ring Central Coliseum on Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Oakland Athletics pitcher Homer Bailey works against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, right, celebrates with Didi Gregorius (18) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Homer Bailey during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Oakland Athletics pitcher Homer Bailey works against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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OAKLAND — The A’s won game one of this series, 6-2, against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. With Tampa Bay and Cleveland losing its games tonight, the A’s move to a tie with the Rays for the second wild card.

Homer Bailey’s splitter helped silence a tough Yankees lineup; seven of his eight strikeouts came on his splitter.

Bailey held control of his outing by going up 0-2 in 18 at bats, able to fend off a flurry of spoiled pitches to keep New York to just Gary Sanchez’s solo home run over his 5.2 inning outing.

Matt Olson and Mark Cahna delivered back-to-back home runs in the first inning to give the A’s a 3-1 lead off Yankees starter Domingo German. They’d deliver again with a single and double in the sixth, scoring on Stephen Piscotty’s shallow infield-beating single. Marcus Semien doubled twice.

Behind an impressive offensive night from his teammates, Khris Davis’ struggles worsened. He struck out four times, lowering his August average to .130.

 

 

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