Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
NYY 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 2
Date of game: 6/5/2014

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Oakland

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Gardner hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Masahiro Tanaka tossed six strong frames and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, to avoid a three-game sweep.

Tanaka (9-1) allowed one run on five hits while striking out four for the Yankees, who snapped a four-game skid.

The Japanese hurler started his June slate the way he ended May. Tanaka was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for May after going 5-1 with a 1.88 earned run average in six starts, with 42 strikeouts and six walks across 43 innings.

"He's the most experienced," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "What he's done in Japan and what he's been able to do here, he's stepped up for us and kind of assumed that [ace] role."

New York outfielder Carlos Beltran went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his return from the 15-day disabled list. He batted fifth as the team's designated hitter.

John Jaso hit a solo homer for the A's, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Drew Pomeranz (5-3) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on six hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings.

"He kept his pitch count down and threw strikes. With the lack of bullpen arms we had, we needed him to do that," A's manager Bob Melvin said of Pomeranz.

The A's jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Jaso's blast to right in the first.

The Yankees were inches away from taking the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Derek Jeter hit a one-out single before Jacoby Ellsbury almost cleared the wall in right. It was called a homer on the field, but replay showed the ball hit off the top of the wall. Ellsbury was awarded a double and Jeter moved to third. New York ended up with nothing after Mark Teixeira lined out and Beltran struck out swinging.

New York plated its first run in the second. Brian McCann singled to left, advanced to second on Brandon Moss' fielding error and crossed the plate on Alfonso Soriano's single to right-center field. Brian Roberts grounded into a double play to keep it a 1-1 game.

New York went ahead on Gardner's homer in the third.

Oakland had a chance to tie the game or take the lead in the eighth. Adam Warren stranded men on second and third after striking out Yoenis Cespedes.

The A's wasted another golden scoring opportunity in the ninth. Craig Gentry came on as a pinch-runner after Stephen Vogt hit a one-out single. Gentry stole second and advanced to third on Alberto Callaspo's groundout. But David Robertson got pinch-hitter Derek Norris looking at strike three to record his 13th save of the season.

Game Notes

The A's have homered in 13 straight games with 23 total in that span ... Oakland fell to 20-11 on the road this season ... New York went 2-5 on a seven-game homestand ... Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Dorm Report: Fresno State free fall

This time last year, Fresno State football was at the start of something good, but the Bulldogs have lost their bite here in 2014.

Grand jury to review Tony Stewart's case

The Ontario County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday that a grand jury will determine if charges should be filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart for his involvement in a fatal accident during the Aug. 9 sprint car race at a dirt track in Upstate New York.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.