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Oakland A's 4 - New York Yankees 3

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Mood Music - No Children by The Mountain Goats

After a 17-7 triumph last night, the New York Yankees fell short against the Oakland A's today, 4-3, continuing their allergy to scoring with A.J. Burnett on the mound.  The Yankees often rallied, including getting the tying run to third base in the ninth inning, but fell short, largely due to the A's being able to tack on some key insurance runs.  Going by WPA:

Biggest Contributors:
Derek Jeter: +.249
Nick Swisher: +.222
Russell Martin: +.155
Brett Gardner: +.069

Biggest Detractors:
Curtis Granderson: -.281
Robinson Cano: -.233
Mark Teixeira: -.195
Jorge Posada: -.191

It's pretty tough to win when the big hitters can't get the big hits, and the amount of negative value that Jorge Posada contributed in one pinch hit appearance is somewhat astounding.

Play of the Game: Josh Willingham's two-run home run in the third inning, just edging out Jorge Posada's double play.

Comment of the Game: Jedi Master A-Rod

Music discussion open thread at 7:00.