Josh Donaldson finally got off the schneid Sunday, notching his first base hit in more than a week. But the true signs that the A’s might be emerging from their offensive slumber came elsewhere in a 10-5 victory over the New York Yankees. They rediscovered their love for the long ball, as Derek Norris and Coco Crisp each hit three-run homers over the first two innings. They drove Yankees starter Vidal Nuno (1-3) from the game early, tagging him for eight hits in just three-plus innings. And, looking very much like the team that’s dominated in run differential all season, they made this one a laugher early and captured the three-game series after dropping Friday’s opener. Their lopsided victory stole some thunder from Derek Jeter’s final game at the Coliseum. The future Hall of Famer went 1 for 3 and hit a sacrifice fly in his final at-bat before being replaced by Brendan Ryan at shortstop in the bottom of the seventh. The Yankees’ captain was showered with love all weekend from a sizeable contingent of New York fans that filled the Coliseum. In Sunday’s pregame ceremony, A’s manager Bob Melvin and hitting coach Chili Davis – both former teammates of Jeter’s – presented him with a bottle of 2009 Cabernet, a trip to Meadowood Resort in the Napa Valley and a check for $10,002 (tip of the cap to Jeter’s No. 2 jersey) made out to Jeter’s Turn 2 charitable foundation.
Norris, Crisp blast A's past Yankees 10-5
CSN Bay Area | Jun 15