In the fourth inning, the game was delayed due to failure with the lights in the stadium. While the Yankees weren't playing particularly well prior to the delay, when the game resumed, they too shut off. The offense managed just one run, while Hiroki Kuroda had to be taken out after just 4.2 innings. In the end, the Athletics won 5-1, snapping the Yankees' four-game win streak.
The Athletics got on the board first in the bottom of the second. With one out, Kuroda walked Yoenis Cespedes. After striking out Jed Lowrie, Kuroda allowed a single to Stephen Vogt. Kuroda then lost the strike zone and walked Andy Parrino. Eric Sogard then singled, scoring two. Coco Crisp would pop up to end the inning, but the A's now led 2-0.
The Yankees then got on the board in the top of the third. After the first two hitters went down in order, Kelly Johnson kept the inning alive with a walk. Brett Gardner then singled, moving Johnson to third. Derek Jeter came up next and appeared to ground out to end the inning, but Parrino airmailed the throw to first. That scored Johnson and made 2-1. Jacoby Ellsbury then walked to load the bases. Alfonso Soriano couldn't get a hit, but he put it in play, so that was nice.
After the top of the fourth inning, the game was delayed due to light failure. One set of lights was malfunctioning and it was decided that it was too dark to follow the ball. After about 30 minutes, the lights came back on and the game resumed.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Athletics added to their lead. Sogard led off the inning by drawing a walk off Kuroda. Crisp then came up and bunted one down the third base line. It looked like the ball might roll foul, but before it could, Johnson picked it up and threw to first. Crisp easily beat it out, putting two on with no outs. With John Jaso at the plate, a passed ball allowed Sogard and Crisp to move to second and third. Jaso grounded out to first after Brian McCann (playing first after Mark Teixeira was scratched) made a nice diving stop. A run did score on the play, however. With Josh Donaldson batting, another passed ball allowed Crisp to score, making it 4-1. With two outs, Kuroda allowed a single to Brandon Moss. That would be it for Hirok. He went just 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks. Shawn Kelley came in and got the last out of the inning.
David Huff came in to pitch the sixth and that went like how you think it would. After striking out the first batter, Huff allowed back-to-back hits to Craig Gentry and Parrino. The latter's double scored a run to make it 5-1.
After that inning, Huff calmed down, but so did the offense. The Yankees failed to get anything substantial going after the delay. No Yankee reached base in the last four innings. The A's won the game 5-1 and the Yankees' win streak was snapped.
The Yankees and Athletics will wrap up their series tomorrow at 4:05 eastern. Vidal Nuno will get the start for the Yankees, while Jesse Chavez will go for Oakland.