For the second straight night the New York Yankees home run happy offense was too much for the Oakland Athletics stingy pitching staff. The Yankees hit two home runs and banged out 12 base hits Tuesday en route to a lopsided 10-3 victory over the Athletics.
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run as part of a three-hit, four-RBI game, Derek Jeter had two hits and scored three times, Alex Rodriguez finished with three hits and three RBI and Robinson Cano clubbed a two-run homer. Freddy Garcia (4-4) was the benefactor of all of that offensen, giving up three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and two walks over seven innings for the Yankees, who have won three straight.
"We have a good lineup," New York manager Joe Girardi said. "We have a deep lineup and we have patient hitters that know how to work the count and foul pitches off. When guys make some mistakes, they get to them."
Brett Anderson (3-5) had by far his worst outing of the season for Oaklandn, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.
The Yankees (30-23) are now a game ahead of Boston and 1.5 games ahead of Tampa Bay in the American League East.
-- Sports Network contributed to this report
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|WP: Freddy Garcia (4 - 4)
LP: Brett Anderson (3 - 5)