Oakland ended a 13-game winning streak for the Yankees on Saturday with a 3-2 victory – which also ended the Athletics six-game slippage. New York has lost two in a row for the first time since July 22 and 23.
“There’s no quitting on this team,” Kemp said. “We’re going to keep fighting to make this playoff push. “
Kemp entered as a pinched hitter in the seventh and finished 2 for 2 with his fifth homer of the season, including three against the Yankees.
Green (7-6) served his 11th homer of the season.
“I’m usually not a straight field return guy, and most of all I know Oakland is hard to come out, so the last thing I was trying to do was hit a home run right there,” explained Kemp. “I saw good ground and put my best swing in it, and I think I was just as surprised as everyone in the stands. “
Deolis Guerra (2-1) threw a scoreless eighth. Andrew Chafin has recorded the last three strikeouts to earn his second save of the season.
Oakland opened the scoring in the fourth on Mark Canha’s forced withdrawal from RBI. It was originally ruled a late inning double play, but the appeal was overturned on replay.
The point was not earned due to a mistake by third baseman Gio Urshela. He made two mistakes in the game.
New York equalized in the seventh with the help of a shaky defense from A.
With Anthony Rizzo at home and two outs, wide receiver Yan Gomes dropped a popup in foul territory that extended the inning. Rizzo then sent a routine scorer in third, but he cut through Matt Chapman’s legs, allowing Gary Sanchez to score from second and tie the game at 1.
None of the starting pitchers allowed a earned run. Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery pitched six innings, allowing just one unearned run on six hits with three strikeouts.
“Monty started well today,” New York manager Aaron Boone said. “I thought he had a bit of everything. He was obviously very efficient on the pitch. I thought it was a really good six innings from him. “
A right-hander Paul Blackburn made just his third start of the year and pitched five scoreless innings.
“That’s all we were looking for – twice (the lineup),” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “And it ended up being five innings, so it was fantastic. “
END OF THE STRIKE ON THE BASIS OF THE JUDGE
Yankees OF Aaron Judge went 0-for-4, ending his 20-game base streak. He’s reached .384 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in that span.
Yankees: SS Gleyber Torres (sprained left thumb) began a rehab mission with Double-A Somerset and scored in his first game, finishing 1v2 with two walks. Boone is hoping Torres will drop off the injured list on Friday. “If all goes well, that’s kind of the plan,” Boone said. … RHP Domingo German wrestled at 120 feet this weekend and is approaching a bullpen session. German has been on IL since August 1 with inflammation of his right shoulder.
Athletics: SS Elvis Andrus returned to the lineup after missing Saturday’s game with a minor left arm injury. He finished 0-for-4.
Yankees: RHP Corey Kluber (4-3, 3.04 ERA) will drop off the injured list to open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night in Anaheim. Kluber has been out since May 25 with a strained right shoulder.
Athletics: LHP Cole Irvin (9-12, 3.68) is on track to start the series opener Tuesday in Detroit against the Tigers. Irvin (hip discomfort) quit his last start after just three innings, but threw a bullpen session on Saturday.