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3:41 PM, May 5, 2013   |    comments
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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Josh Donaldson's tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the eighth inning provided the winning margin in the Oakland Athletics' 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Oakland belted three homers in all on the day, with Yoenis Cespedes clubbing a two-run shot and Luke Montz finishing 2-for-4 with a solo blast that helped the A's to a fifth triumph in seven contests.

Sean Doolittle (2-0) picked up the win after firing a perfect bottom of the seventh in relief, with Grant Balfour holding the Yankees scoreless in the ninth to register his fifth save of the year.

Boone Logan (2-2) was dealt the loss for serving up Donaldson's go-ahead homer, with Andy Pettitte reached for four runs -- three earned -- while walking four over five innings in a second straight shaky start for New York.

Pettitte was tagged for seven runs on 10 hits through 4 1/3 frames in a 9-1 Yankees' setback to Houston on Monday.

Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki each had two hits and an RBI for New York, which concluded a 10-game homestand at 7-3, while Lyle Overbay delivered a two-run single in defeat.

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