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New York Yankees Beat Oakland Athletics Behind Three Home Runs

May 26, 2012

Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher each hit a home run off Oakland pitcher Tyson Ross as the New York Yankees defeated the Athletics 6-3 in a Major League Baseball contest.

Curtis Granderson scored in the third inning after Cano reached second on an error by centerfielder Coco Crisp. Teixeira followed with a home run to give New York a 3-0 lead in Oakland.

Cano blasted a solo homer and Swisher had a two-run homer in the fifth inning for a 6-1 lead.

Josh Reddick hit a solo homer in the fourth, Josh Donaldson scored on a sacrifice fly in the fifth, and Kali Ka’aihue ended the game’s scoring with a home run in the ninth for Oakland.

Ivan Nova (5-2) went seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits and striking out four. Rafael Soriano got his fourth save, allowing one hit and striking out two in one inning.

Ross (2-5) surrendered six runs on 11 hits and struck out three in 4 1/3 innings for the Athletics.

The Yankees (24-21) are in third place in the five-team American League East, 4 ½ games behind the Baltimore Orioles (29-17). The Athletics (22-24) hold second place in the four- team AL West, six games behind the Texas Rangers (28-18).

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