Game 49 | 25-24, 1st : A’s ace Sonny Gray gave the Yankee lineup more than they could handle over 8 innings, and New York dropped the first two games of their West Coast road trip. Gray scattered 4 hits while striking out 5, improving to 6-2 on the season and lowering his America League-leading ERA to 1.82.
Gray had a no-no going until Brian McCann busted it up with a 4th inning home run. A Didi Gregorius double and run scored in the 6th was it for the offense.
“I mean, he’s really really good. He’s got four pitches and he sits at 95 miles per hour, he sinks it, he four-seams it, he’s got a really good curveball, so he’s got everything you want. He’s a number one and he showed it tonight. He’s really good. We watched him in the playoffs coming out of college and you knew he was going to be really good.” ‐ Brian McCann on Sonny Gray (h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
A’s 6, Yankees 2
FOOTNOTES : Slade Heathcott was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps, sending him to DL where he’ll likely be out of action for about a month…