Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT
Masahiro Tanaka stopped Oakland’s winning streak at five and notched his ninth win of the season as the Yankees prevailed 2-1 over the Athletics this afternoon.
Tanaka wasn’t at his most efficient — he needed 104 pitches over six innings — but he held Oakland to one earned run and lowered his league-leading ERA to 2.02. In all he gave up five hits, struck out four and walked one. After a John Jaso first inning homer, Tanaka retired 10 straight batters. Also of note: Alfonso Soriano broke an 0-for-16 slump with an RBI single in the second.
The Yankees’ homestand finishes up at 2-6. But at least they get on an airplane happy.
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