Lyou Oakland Athletics lost the first two games of their four-game series to the Yankees. They couldn’t afford to lose more in the fight for the wild card and they took the last two in the Colosseum, first ending New York’s 13-win streak and Sunday 3-1, with a two-run homer by Tony Kemp in the eighth that broke the equality on the board and tied the series in the series.
The first two races came on errors. There was no major threat in the first third, but in the fourth, Gio Urshela mishandled a song and the house was filled. It looked like Jordan Montgomery was coming out of trouble with a double play, but the replay declared Canha safe at first.
Yankees tied it for seventh. Gary Sánchez negotiated passport and with two outs, he went to second with a wild pitch, and entered when Chapman couldn’t control a grounder for a third.
Chad green entered the relief for Nicaraguan Jonathan Loaisiga and got the first two outs, but allowed double to Chapman to extend the episode and went up to take a turn Tony Kemp, who got tangled up in a ball and dumped it through right field for difference races.
The A’s leave their record at 72-59, 2.5 games behind Boston for the second AL wild card, and 4.5 games behind the Yankees, who own the first wildcard.