NYY 9, Oakland 2

May 26, 2012 – 7:58 pm

OK, four in a row is officially a winning streak (random odds of winning three in a row are 1-in-8, which is 12.5%, hardly statistically significant). And once again, another quality start, plus for the third game in a row plenty of offense. And maybe the best news of all is Mark Teixeira going 4-for-5 with 5 RBIs. If Tex can get going, that’s going to be a huge boost to the offense. So far this year the batting order has been totally out of whack. You’ve got your best BA guy batting first and your best SLG guy batting second, followed by a handful of inconsistent hitters that you never know what you are going to get out of, and then at the bottom of the order is always two or three guys struggling to get above .200. If the offense is going to make any kind of significant contribution, you need A-Rod contributing more SLG and Tex more AVG as well as SLG. Getting Tex going is a good start.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Yankees 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 9 14 0 4 2
Athletics 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 6 3
WP: C. Sabathia (6-2)   LP: B. Colon (4-5)
QS: NYY – C. Sabathia (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR)
HR: NYY – R. Cano, M. Teixeira (2), OAK– J. Reddick
LOB: NYY 7, OAK 8   RISP: NYY 2-for-6, OAK 2-for-7

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