A’s Beat Yankees, Orioles Stay One Back

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

A's have final comeback in win over Yankees

HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – Cliff Pennington hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning after a key error by backup shortstop Eduardo Nunez and the Oakland Athletics bounced back to avoid a sweep, edging New York 5-4 Sunday and stopping the Yankees' seven-game winning streak.
    
A day after their stunning 14-inning loss, the A's held on to at least maintain their 2½-game lead for the second AL wild-card spot over the Angels, who played later.
    
The Yankees kept their one-game lead in the AL East because Baltimore lost in Boston. Despite the defeat, the Yankees have to like their chances to win the division – their final 10 games are against three teams with records below .500.

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