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Martin Lifts Yankees to Walk-off Win Over A’s

Russell Martin led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer off Sean Doolittle, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.

Mike Stobe, Getty Images

Brandon Moss hit a towering home run to right field with one out in the ninth inning off Rafael Soriano to spoil a dominant three-hit outing for CC Sabathia to tie it 1-all, stunning the boisterous crowd of 40,759 into silence. It was Soriano’s fourth blown save in 46 chances.

With the win the Yankees have a chance to move two games up on the Baltimore Orioles for the first time since Sept. 2. The Orioles were playing in Boston. The A’s, losers of four of five, were tied with Baltimore for the wild-card lead.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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