(Wednesday, June 8)
NEW YORK YANKEES
Final Score: New York 5, Oakland 4
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Capitalizing on an injury to Scott Kazmir, Mark Teixeira clubbed a pair of home runs to rally the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. After Kazmir was removed after just three innings and 50 pitches due to tightness in his left triceps, the Yankees scored twice in the fourth off Evan Scribner to erase a 2-1 deficit. Teixeira ignited the comeback with a solo shot and homered again off Scribner (2-2) in the sixth inning. Stephen Drew later added a solo homer to also help CC Sabathia halt a three-start winless stretch. Sabathia (4-8) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings and was reached for seven hits, though none left the park after he served up nine homers over his previous five outings. Andrew Miller, activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, served up a two-run homer to Marcus Semien in the ninth before eventually notching his 18th save. Josh Phegley and Mark Canha added RBI singles for Oakland, which had a seven-game road win streak stopped.
NEW YORK METS
Final Score: New York 4, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacob deGrom worked eight scoreless innings and Eric Campbell hit a late two-run home run as the New York Mets claimed a 4-1 decision over San Francisco in Wednesday’s rubber match of a three-game series. Juan Lagares knocked in the other run for the Mets, who claimed the set and won four of six on their California road swing. DeGrom (9-6) struck out 10, walked one and allowed just two base hits. Jeurys Familia came on to work out of trouble which found Bobby Parnell in the ninth and earned his 24th save. Hunter Pence collected two hits and knocked in the lone run for the Giants, who have lost eight of their last nine. Jake Peavy (0-4) allowed two runs — one earned — and six hits while fanning five over his seven frames.