Well, the A’s found a way to get the spotlight off Derek Jeter. A partial power outage cut out a bank of lights in left-center and delayed Saturday’s game for more than a half-hour. It made for a surreal evening at the Coliseum, but when it was all said and done, the A’s had bagged a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees that featured assorted nuttiness even after the lights returned. Oakland dropped two bunt singles to help spark scoring rallies. They benefited from two passed balls in the same inning. Of all things, they even got a bit of timely hitting from an offense that had been held to one run in four of the previous eight games. To add a little spice, struggling third baseman Josh Donaldson even got ejected after the seventh inning, which initiated some lineup shuffling that resulted in the A’s losing the designated hitter and reliever Dan Otero entering the batting order in the third spot (he never had to grab a bat). Perhaps some normalcy will return under the sun for Sunday’s series finale. The A’s were just happy to square up this three-game series after dropping the opener 7-0 on Friday.
Sogard, Parrino lift A's past Yankees in 5-1 win
CSN Bay Area | Jun 15