Healy Hits 2 Home Runs to Power A's Past Yankees, 5-2

Ryon Healy went deep twice for his third multihomer game in two weeks, Matt Joyce also hit a long ball and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 5-2 on Saturday.

Joyce reached base five times, Jesse Hahn (3-4) pitched five innings to defeat New York for the first time in his career and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single to keep the A's rolling at home. Oakland has won six of its last eight at the Coliseum, including three straight against the Yankees.

Healy hit a tying solo home run in the second inning, then put the A's up with his 17th home run leading off the fourth. The slugger also had two home runs against Washington on June 3 and against Toronto on June 5.

Joyce homered leading off the game against Masahiro Tanaka (5-7). It was Joyce's fifth career leadoff homer and first since Sept. 24, 2013 - also against the Yankees.

Austin Romine and Brett Gardner drove in runs for New York, which has lost a season-high five straight. The Yankees entered the day with a one-game lead over Boston in the AL East.

Hahn had an uneven outing but stuck around long enough to win his second straight. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits and had six strikeouts, including two against home run leader Aaron Judge.

Four relievers pitched one inning apiece to complete the five-hitter. Sean Doolittle retired three batters for his second save.

Tanaka had an up-and-down day while losing to the A's for the second time this season. Tanaka struck out 10 but allowed five runs and eight hits - including three homers - over four innings.


Khris Davis struck out four times for Oakland and got some boos for lack of hustle on another out. Davis sulked out of the batter's box and back toward the dugout after popping a ball up near home plate in the third inning. Wind appeared to blow the ball back toward fair territory, and third baseman Chase Headley dropped the ball just as he crossed into fair territory. Catcher Romine picked it up and threw to first base to retire Davis, who hung his head as he continued to walk toward the dugout.


Yankees: Top prospect Gleyber Torres was removed from a game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following a play at the plate. Torres dove awkwardly around the catcher in the fourth inning and appeared to injure his left arm. He immediately grabbed the arm in significant pain. ... Matt Holliday was scratched because of an allergic reaction. ... Aroldis Chapman made it through his rehab appearance without setback and is expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. ... Manager Joe Girardi said he expects OF Aaron Hicks (left leg tightness) back in the lineup for the series finale Sunday. ... Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) is increasing his baseball activity and will take batting practice and expand his running routine in the next few days.

Athletics: Marcus Semien (wrist surgery) could begin a rehab assignment when Oakland heads out for a six-game trip June 23. ... RHP Chris Bassitt (elbow surgery) threw 25 pitches off a mound and has manager Bob Melvin encouraged. ... Chad Pinder was a late scratch because of illness.


Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (0-0, 5.40), originally scheduled to start on Saturday, will instead make his first major league start on Sunday. The A's will counter with RHP Jharel Cotton (3-7, 5.52).

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