7/25/09 A's Vs Yankees Game Recap

Cj ReoContributor IJuly 25, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 16:   Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees holds the bat used by Babe Ruth to hit the first home run at the old Yankee Stadium prior Jeter becoming the first ever Yankee batter at the new stadium during their opening day game against the Cleveland Indians on April 16, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. This is the first MLB regular season game being played at the new venue,which replaced the old Yankee Stadium as the Yankees home field.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Another beautiful day in the Bronx for the third of four as the Yankees looked to win their extended series.

Oakland starter was Gio Gonzalez (1-2) and the Yankees went with the veteran Andy Pettitte (8-5)

This game was a great pitching matchup, Gonzalez had a no-hitter thru four. and Pettite had only 2 hits allowed after six.

But the runs began to came in the bottom of the sixth after an RBI triple after Brett Gardener made the score 1-0 NYY after six.

Top seven the A's broke thru Pettite...with runners on 1st/2nd and no one out Alfredo Aceves came in and by the time the half inning was over, Oakland had a 6-1 lead.

The Yankees bats came alive again in the eighth as the comeback kids went to work as Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira hit back to back HR's as the Yankees were only down 6-4 now after eight.

In the ninth, Oakland closer Andrew Bailey walked Melky Cabrera and Johnny Damon as the stage was set for Jorge Posada. With an 0-2 count Jorge created a tailor made double play scored 4-6-3 as now there were two men out with Cabrera at third and the next batter Jeter flew out to deep center making the final score Oakland 6 New York 4.

The Yankees lose their eight game winning streak as they fall to 59-38 and the A's are still in the abyss in the AL West.

Oakland/NY wrap up the four game series tomorrow at Yankee Stadium 1:05 ET.

Final box scores were: OAK: 6R,9H,0E...NYY: 4R,6H,0E

CJ's MVP: Gio Gonzalez (OAK) 6.2 IP, 2H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K