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MLB: Yankees rally for 7-6 win over Athletics

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, left, congratulates Neil Walker after Walker drove in the winning run against the Oakland Athletics during the eleventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 12, 2018, in New York. The Yankees won 7-6. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Left fielder Brett Gardner threw out Matt Olson at the plate with the help of a replay reversal, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Saturday on Neil Walker's run-scoring single in the 11th inning.

    Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman walked three straight batters around a wild pitch starting the ninth. After visits to the mound by both pitching coach Larry Rothschild and a trainer to check on a cracked fingernail, Chapman struck out Mark Canha, and pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy followed with a fly ball to left.

    Gardner's one-hop throw to the plate was slightly to the first-base side, and Gary Sanchez had to try for a sweep tag at the sliding Olson. Plate umpire James Hoye made an emphatic safe call, but the Yankees asked for a video review and replays appeared to show Sanchez's mitt just glancing Olson's jersey.

    New York stopped a two-game losing streak that followed its 17-1 run. A.J. Cole (2-1) pitched two innings for his first win with the Yankees.

    Chris Hatcher (3-1) got the loss.


    BALTIMORE (AP) -- David Hess pitched six effective innings in his big league debut, Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and the Orioles beat the Rays in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Manny Machado also homered for the Orioles, who shook off an early deficit to extend their winning streak to four games -- their longest run since last August.

    Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as the 26th man in the single-admission doubleheader, Hess (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits. Mychal Givens worked 1 2/3 innings for his first save.

    Matt Duffy hit a three-run homer for the Rays, who have scored only 10 runs during a five-game losing streak. Chris Archer (2-3) went seven innings, allowing six runs and seven hits.

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