MLB: Oakland 9, N.Y. Yankees 4

April 6, 2006 at 9:18 AM
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas hit a 3-run double in the eighth inning in powering the Oakland Athletics to a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees.

The Athletics came back from a 4-0 deficit in winning Wednesday's game, putting it away with a 5-run rally in the eighth to hand Jaret Wright (0-1) the loss. Oakland reliever Joe Kennedy (1-0) earned the win by pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings.

Oakland was down 4-0 before Milton Bradley drove in two runs and Jason Kendall another in the third. The Athletics tied the score the following inning with a bases-loaded walk by Bradley off Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang.

Bradley opened the decisive eighth for Oakland with a triple. He scored on an error and, after Marco Scutaro drove in another run, Thomas pounded his bases-loaded double to finish the scoring.

Hideki Matsui put the Yankees up 1-0 in the second with his second home run of the year and New York pushed its lead to 4-0 with a third-inning rally that included a 3-run Gary Sheffield home run.

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