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MLB: Oakland 2, New York Yankees 1

July 22, 2012 at 1:32 AM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- Oakland's Brandon Inge blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning Saturday and the Athletics stayed hot with a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees.

The score had been tied 1-1 since the fourth inning, but Inge changed that when he sent a pitch from Phil Hughes (9-8) crashing off the facing of the right-center field stands to lead off the eighth.

Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the Athletics, who won for the 13th time in 15 contests and clinched their four-game series against the Yankees.

Jarrod Parker (7-4) handled New York on one run over eight innings, yielding five hits and a walk while striking out five.

Sean Doolittle registered his first major league save by striking out the side in the ninth for the A's.

Hughes ended up allowing a pair of runs on four hits in a 7 2/3-inning effort.

Raul Ibanez had the only RBI for American League East-leading New York.

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