Russell Martin’s walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics last night and a one-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
Homers By A-Rod, Granderson Help Yankees Beat Indians 11-7 After Benches Clear in Testy Game By Associated Press June 10 (Washington Post) -- NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez hit a colossal home run, Curtis Granderson also connected and the New York Yankees got back on track with an 11-7 victory over the skidding Cleveland Indians in a game that quickly grew testy Friday night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Cleveland counterpart Manny Acta got into a face-to-face screaming match when both benches and bullpens emptied after Mark Teixeira was hit by a second-inning fastball from struggling Indians starter Fausto Carmona. No punches were thrown and there appeared to be little pushing and shoving — if any. Plate umpire Dale Scott issued warnings to both teams, and there was no further trouble. Ivan Nova (5-4) pitched seven sharp innings for New York, and Derek Jeter had one hit to move within nine of 3,000. Jorge