In a hard fought series opener, the A's came up short to the Yankees, 4-1, Thursday night at the Coliseum.
Josh Reddick smashed his fifth home run of the year in the fourth inning, but then left the game early before the eighth inning started. The right fielder stole second base the inning before but was kicked in the head while doing so and also grabbed his left hand.
Reddick attempted to go out for defense and was unable to do so. He was seen frustrated and threw his glove before heading into the trainer's room.
Kendall Graveman took the loss for the A's. The right-hander went 5 2/3 innings pitched and only allowed two earned runs.
He is now 1-6 with a 5.48 ERA.
The A's are 19-23 on the season after the loss.