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Yankees have A’s number

Oakland loses to NY for ninth straight time

Associated Press / June 1, 2011

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Curtis Granderson homered and drove in four runs and Derek Jeter had two hits to reach 2,983 for his career and scored three runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Athletics for the ninth straight time, 10-3, last night in Oakland.

Robinson Cano also homered, Alex Rodriguez had three hits and three RBIs, and Mark Teixeira took advantage of shoddy Oakland fielding to steal home for the Yankees, who have their longest winning streak against the A’s since 1964-65, when the team was based in Kansas City.

Freddy Garcia (4-4) allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings of his 300th career start.

Brett Anderson (3-5) allowed a career-worst 10 runs for the A’s, who have lost 22 of 25 meetings against the Yankees.

Indians 6, Blue Jays 3 — Mitch Talbot (one run, six hits, 6 2/3 innings) won for the first time since April 11, Grady Sizemore drove in a pair of runs, and visiting Cleveland snapped Toronto’s four-game winning streak.

Sizemore came in 0 for 12 with seven strikeouts in three games since coming off the DL last week, but ended his slump with a pair of RBI doubles. He finished 2 for 4, raising his average to .255.

Cardinals 4, Giants 3 — Skip Schumaker’s infield RBI hit capped a three-run eighth inning, taking tough-luck Chris Carpenter off the hook as host St. Louis took care of San Francisco.

Carpenter had a season-high eight strikeouts but otherwise labored, working with runners in scoring position all but one of his five innings and leaving down 2-1 after 103 pitches. The ace righthander remained at 1-5 but avoided losing four straight decisions for the first time since 2002 with Toronto.

Rays 5, Rangers 4 — Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Tampa Bay over Texas in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Pirates 5, Mets 1 — Neil Walker hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to help visiting Pittsburgh rally past New York.

Nationals 10, Phillies 2 — Danny Espinosa hit a pair of homers and drove in four runs to lead host Washington over Philadelphia.

Brewers 7, Reds 2 — Corey Hart homered and drove in four runs on a hot, muggy night to help Milwaukee break its losing streak in Cincinnati.

The Brewers had lost their last six games and 12 of their last 13 at Great American Ball Park.

Padres 5, Braves 4 — Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single in the three-run seventh, Heath Bell struggled to earn a fourth straight save, and visiting San Diego topped Atlanta to win a season-high fourth straight.

Tigers 8, Twins 7 — Brennan Boesch broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and host Detroit edged Minnesota.

Astros 7, Cubs 3 — Chicago closer Carlos Marmol blew his third save of the season allowing visiting Houston to score six runs in the ninth inning.

Royals 7, Angels 3 — Jeff Francis pitched seven strong innings and rookie Eric Hosmer drove in two runs in a five-run third as host Kansas City routed Los Angeles.

Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 2 — Anibal Sanchez pitched eight effective innings (two runs, eight strikeouts) and drove in two runs on chopping groundouts, helping visiting Florida end Arizona’s seven-game winning streak.

Mariners 3, Orioles 2 — Justin Smoak hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off cruising starter Jeremy Guthrie as host Seattle stunned Baltimore.

Dodgers 8, Rockies 2 — Matt Kemp homered and drove in four runs, Casey Blake added a three-run shot and host Los Angeles whipped Colorado.

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