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A's Win Second Straight Over Yankees



    A's Win Second Straight Over Yankees
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    Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammate Stephen Piscotty #25 after hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning against the New York Yankees at Ring Central Coliseum on August 21, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

    OAKLAND (AP) Khris Davis and Marcus Semien each hit a two-run homer to back Mike Fiers, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-4 on Wednesday night.

    Davis snapped an 0-for-17 slump - three at-bats shy of the longest hitless funk of his career - with his first home run since July 30 against Milwaukee and second since June 18. He sent a 3-2 pitch down the right field line in the second inning for just his 18th homer after he led the majors last season with 48 in his third straight year with 40 or more.

    Stephen Piscotty added a solo home run in the sixth after the Yankees got Mike Tauchman's sacrifice fly in the top of the inning. Mike Ford homered in the seventh for New York, and Didi Gregorius added an RBI double.

    Liam Hendriks struck out DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge in the eighth to escape a jam after top pitching prospect A.J. Puk started the inning for his long-awaited major league debut. Hendriks finished for his 15th save as Oakland (72-52) moved a season-best 20 games over .500 and earned Bob Melvin his 1,200th career victory as a manager.

    Fiers (12-3) loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, and his night was done. He struck out four and walked three, allowing two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. This marked the anniversary of the first of his two no-hitters on Aug. 21, 2015, for the Astros against the Dodgers.

    The A's won for the sixth time in seven games and reached 201 home runs. They have ample time to close in on the club record of 243 set in 1996.

    Yankees lefty J.A. Happ (10-8) allowed five runs and four hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked two.

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