(Sunday, May 31)
NEW YORK YANKEES
Final Score: Oakland 3, New York 0
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Stephen Vogt’s three RBI and eight terrific innings from Jesse Chavez gave the Oakland Athletics their first series win in nearly a month following Sunday’s 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Chavez (2-5) scattered seven hits — all singles — and struck out six without a walk to put together a second straight start of eight innings in which he didn’t permit an earned run. The right-hander was hung with a hard-luck 1-0 loss to Detroit in the previous outing, but got just enough assistance in this one when Vogt cracked a two-run homer off Adam Warren in the bottom of the sixth inning. Vogt added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, while Billy Burns went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of steals to help the A’s take their first series since winning two of three against Texas to begin May. Warren (3-4) pitched well in defeat, yielding just the two runs on six hits through seven innings. Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius finished with two hits in the scuffling Yankees’ ninth setback in 13 games.
NEW YORK METS
Final Score: New York 4, Miami 3
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Ruben Tejada snapped a seventh-inning tie with an RBI double, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday afternoon to salvage the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field. Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run for New York, while Bartolo Colon became the first National League pitcher to eight wins and Jeurys Familia recorded a five- out save. Colon (8-3), who matched Seattle’s Felix Hernandez for the MLB lead in victories, gave up three runs on six hits in seven innings and helped his own cause with an RBI double. Justin Bour had a solo home run for Miami, which was seeking to sweep a three-game series against the Mets in New York for the first time since Sept. 8-10, 2009. Marlins starter David Phelps allowed three runs — two earned — on four hits over six innings, retiring the final 10 batters he faced before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.