A’s stave off late rally to overcome Yankees (Reuters)

By at 12 June, 2013, 1:38 am

(Reuters) - A late New York Yankees rally fell just short as the Bronx Bombers threatened to overcome a six-run deficit in the final two innings of their 6-4 defeat to the high-flying Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Coco Crisp homered in the opening inning and Derek Norris drove in four runs to help Oakland charge to a 6-0 lead before the visiting Yankees provided some belated resistance. After scoring twice in the eighth, Mark Teixeira's two-run single in the ninth pulled New York within two and brought the tying run to the plate before closer Grant Balfour got the last out. ...
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