Yankees Use Three Homers To Beat A’s And Take Sole Posession Of First

Yankees beat A's take over first place in AL East


AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Curtis

Granderson and Nick Swisher also went deep for the Yankees, who

beat up on Oakland again in a 9-TE3 win over the Athletics on Tuesday


The victory moved the Yankees back into sole possession of first

place. Tampa Bay and New York had spent eight days tied atop the AL


The Yankees, who came back from a three-run deficit to win 11-5

the night before, jumped on A's starter Vin Mazzaro right away.

Brett Gardner led off the first with a single, and the Yankees

scored three runs in the inning, helped by second baseman Mark

Ellis's fielding error and Jorge Posada's triple.

Yankees starter Phil Hughes (16-6) walked five but only gave up

two runs and four hits in five innings.


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