Khris homers as A’s sweep 4 from Yanks

The Yankees, who have lost six in a row and went 1-6 on their West Coast swing, got four innings from right-hander Luis Cessa. Making his first big league start of the season in place of an injured CC Sabathia, Cessa allowed all four runs in the third.

Matt Holliday and Didi Gregorius hit solo shots off Cotton, while Aaron Judge chipped in with an RBI single.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Pinder delivers: The A’s waited until the third to collect their first hit, stringing together three in a row with one out. Josh Phegley got things going with a base hit, advancing to third on Matt Joyce‘s double. That’s when rookie Chad Pinder stepped to the plate, fouling off four consecutive pitches before sending the next one, a 1-2 slider, into right-center field for a two-run game-tying double. One out later, Davis smashed a Statcast-estimated 442-foot homer to center field, a two-run shot that gave the A’s a lead they would never surrender.

Pinder's two-run double Pinder’s two-run double

NYY@OAK: Pinder rips a two-run double to right-center

Chad Pinder laces a two-run double to right-center field, tying the game at 2 in the bottom of the 3rd inning

What a relief: In a tightly contested series that has seen a plethora of lead changes, the Yankees were gifted an opportunity to shift the momentum in their favor when right-hander Ryan Madson hit Judge with a pitch with one out in the eighth. Madson proceeded to fall behind Holliday, 3-0, before working his way back into the count and inducing an inning-ending double play to preserve Oakland’s one-run lead.

Lowrie, Pinder turn two in 8th Lowrie, Pinder turn two in 8th

NYY@OAK: Lowrie, Pinder combine for a double play

Jed Lowrie fields a grounder off the bat of Matt Holliday and throws to Chad Pinder, who fires to first to complete the double play

Lefty Sean Doolittle worked around a one-out, two-base throwing error by Pinder in the ninth to lock down the save.

Doolittle notches the save Doolittle notches the save

NYY@OAK: Doolittle retires Carter to secure the save

Sean Doolittle gets Chris Carter to pop up in foul ground to record the save and secure the Athletics’ 4-3 win over the Yankees

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
First-pitch temperature registered at 90 degrees, marking the warmest game day at the Coliseum since June 20, 2008 (91). The record is 92.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW
The fair call on Gregorius’ home run in the fourth was confirmed via a crew chief review.

Gregorius' homer gets confirmed Gregorius’ homer gets confirmed

NYY@OAK: Gregorius’ home run to right gets confirmed

The umpires review Didi Gregorius’ home run down the right-field line in the top of the 4th inning, and the solo shot gets confirmed

In the bottom half of the frame, the A’s asked for a replay review of the out call on Jaycob Brugman‘s stolen base attempt of second base. The call was confirmed, ending the inning.

Yanks nab Brugman at second Yanks nab Brugman at second

NYY@OAK:Yanks nab Brugman, out call gets confirmed

Starlin Castro applies the tag on Jaycob Brugman as he attempts to steal second, and after the A’s challenge, the out call gets confirmed

WHAT’S NEXT
Yankees: The Yankees will get Monday off as they return to the Bronx before hosting the Angels at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Right-hander Michael Pineda (7-3, 3.71 ERA) will look to keep rolling at Yankee Stadium, where he’s 6-1 with a 1.96 ERA in seven starts this year.

A’s: Seeking his first win, right-hander Daniel Gossett will make his second Major League start Monday against the Astros. First pitch of the four-game series opener is set for 7:05 p.m. PT at the Coliseum.

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Alex Simon is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter at @alexsimon99.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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