OAKLAND, Calif. — For 13 straight video games, the Yankees made practically each play, got here by with each large hit … and gained each recreation.
That got here to a halt on Saturday, in a sloppy 3-2 loss to the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum, the place the Yankees’ longest successful streak in 50 years was snapped.
They nonetheless managed to make it fascinating within the ninth.
After producing nothing towards right-hander Frankie Montas for seven innings and getting blanked by Andrew Chafin within the eighth, the Yankees lastly obtained going within the ninth towards Sergio Romo.
DJ LeMahieu lined out to steer off, however Anthony Rizzo blooped a single to left earlier than Aaron Choose homered deep to left to drag the Yankees to inside a run.
However Giancarlo Stanton popped out and Joey Gallo grounded out to finish it.
The Yankees’ protection wasn’t good and Nestor Cortes wasn’t as sharp as he had been in current begins, however the primary perpetrator Saturday was a lineup that had been clicking in addition to it has all 12 months.
Montas confronted simply two batters over the minimal and allowed only a pair of hits to Choose and a stroll to LeMahieu.
The Yankees’ offense, red-hot going into Saturday, was silent for a lot of the afternoon.
They went into the sport having homered 10 instances of their earlier three video games, a season-high for a three-game stretch, and having scored at the very least 5 runs of their earlier eight video games, additionally a season-best.
However after Choose’s two-out double within the prime of the primary, the Yankees didn’t get one other runner in scoring place towards Montas, who entered the sport with a 2.54 ERA over his earlier 10 begins.
The Yankees fell behind 2-0 within the backside of the second.
Cortes retired the primary two batters within the inning earlier than Chad Pinder doubled to middle, simply beating the throw from Choose. Cortes walked Sean Murphy on 4 pitches and Tony Kemp adopted with a single up the center to attain Pinder and ship Murphy to 3rd.
With runners on the corners, Cortes tried to select off Kemp at first and was referred to as for a balk by third-base umpire Will Little, permitting Murphy to attain to make it 2-0,
Cortes and Rizzo argued the decision to no avail earlier than Cortes escaped the inning.
Little missed a name at third the next inning, when Starling Marte stole third, however was tagged out by Odor in time.
For the reason that Yankees had already misplaced their problem, the decision stood.
Yan Gomes adopted with a liner caught by LeMahieu to the left of second base. LeMahieu threw to 3rd to double up Marte, however Odor’s foot was off the bag. Little referred to as him out, anyway, and Oakland stunningly misplaced the problem, resulting in supervisor Bob Melvin’s ejection.
The A’s added one other run within the fourth, when Matt Chapman led off with a homer to left-center.
Choose opened the highest of the seventh with a single for simply the Yankees’ second hit of the afternoon
However Stanton whiffed and Gallo hit right into a double play.