Final in 12
4:05 PM ET, July 22, 2012
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Several players gathered around a high-definition TV on one end of the Oakland Athletics' clubhouse, shouting and screaming at the highlights they just made happen with another dose of late-inning drama.
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With Sunday's 12-inning victory over the Yankees, the A's earned their MLB-leading 11th walk-off win of the season. Oakland had just three all of last season.
|Walk-Off Wins in 2012|
|-- Source: Elias Sports Bureau|
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Oakland's Opening Day starter, RHP Brandon McCarthy (strained shoulder), is scheduled to toss three innings Wednesday at the team's facility in Arizona. McCarthy hasn't pitched since June 19. ... Oakland has Monday off before opening a three-game series at Toronto on Tuesday. The Yankees begin a three-game series at Seattle on Monday.
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Regular Season Series
|Series tied 5-5 (as of Sun 7/22)|
|Fri 5/25||NYY 6, @OAK 3||Recap|
|Sat 5/26||NYY 9, @OAK 2||Recap|
|Sun 5/27||NYY 2, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Thu 7/19||@OAK 4, NYY 3||Recap|
|Fri 7/20||@OAK 3, NYY 2||Recap|
|Sat 7/21||@OAK 2, NYY 1||Recap|
|» Sun 7/22||@OAK 5, NYY 4||Box Score|
|Fri 9/21||@NYY 2, OAK 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/22||@NYY 10, OAK 9||Recap|
|Sun 9/23||OAK 5, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Athletics|
|3rd||M Teixeira singled to center, D Wise scored, C Stewart to third, C Granderson to second.||1||0|
|3rd||A Rodriguez doubled to deep left center, C Stewart and C Granderson scored, M Teixeira to third.||3||0|
|4th||C Granderson homered to right (381 feet).||4||0|
|5th||B Inge homered to left (373 feet).||4||1|
|5th||K Suzuki homered to left (396 feet).||4||2|
|6th||B Inge grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Y Cespedes scored, C Carter out at second.||4||3|
|9th||S Smith homered to center (406 feet).||4||4|
|12th||C Crisp singled to right, D Norris scored.||4||5|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||30,470 (86.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||70 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Wally Bell|
From Elias: The last time the A's swept a series of at least 4 games against a team with the best record in the majors (entering the series) was September 26-28, 1977 against the Royals.
From Elias: This is the first time that the A's have had 8 walk-off wins in a span of 16 home games. The last MLB team to do that was the Brewers in 2000 (also 8 in 16).
From Elias: This is the first time the Yankees have been swept in a 4-game series with each loss by one run. The last time the Yankees lost 4 straight games, each by one run, against the same opponent was against the Tigers from 1988-1989.
From Elias: The last time the Yankees were swept in a series of 4+ games by the A's was 1972. They had played 19 straight series of 4+ games against the A's since then without being swept. The last time the A's swept a series of 4+ games against the Yankees at home was in 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The A's had hosted 57 straight series of 4+ games against the Yankees since they last swept them at home.
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