Nevin, Allen homer, Miller converts 4-out save as Oakland A’s beat New York, split four-game series at Yankee Stadium



NEW YORK (AP) — Mason Miller retired Aaron Judge with a runner on for his first four-out save, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 3-1 Thursday night for a four-game split.

Nick Allen and Tyler Nevin homered in the third inning off Nestor Cortes (1-2), and Alex Wood (1-2) escaped bases-loaded trouble in the first and fourth innings.

New York was 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, stranded 11 runners and outhit Oakland 11-6.

Miller, a 25-year-old right-hander, relieved T.J. McFarland with a runner on first in the eighth and struck out Jose Trevino on a 101.3 mph fastball.

He got Oswaldo Cabrera to take a called third strike starting the ninth, allowed a hard-hit infield single to Anthony Volpe, then struck out Juan Soto on a 101.9 pitch. After striking out against Miller for the second time this week, Soto slammed his bat.

Judge flied to right on a slider as Miller remained perfect in six save chances.

Miller needed 17 pitches to get the four outs, averaging 100.8 mph with eight fastballs. He struck out six of eight batters in the series and has fanned 23 in 11 1/3 innings this season.

Oakland scored three runs or fewer for the seventh straight game and 17th time this season. The A’s also homered for the 10th straight game.

Trevino homered off the screen attached to the right field foul pole in the second, one pitch after Gleyber Torres was picked off. The 325-foot drive was the shortest fence-clearing homer in the major leagues this season.

Allen, son-in-law of Yankee manager Aaron Boone’s older brother Bret, hit his first homer since Aug. 25 to tie the score in the third. Nevin, whose father Phil was Aaron Boone’s bench coach from 2018-21, homered into the right field short porch.

Allen hit a tying homer about three rows back in the left field seats. It was the first homer since Aug. 25 for Allen — the son-in-law of Yankee manager Aaron Boone’s older brother Bret Boone.

Nevin, whose father Phil Nevin was the Yankees’ bench coach under Boone from 2018 to 2021, followed with a drive into the short porch in right for a 3-1 lead.

Wood allowed one run and eight hits, lowering his ERA from 7.89 to 6.59. Cortes allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings.

— Before the game the A’s placed second baseman Zack Gelof on the 10-day injured list Thursday because of a strained left oblique.

Gelof was a late scratch from Wednesday’s game after feeling pain during his pregame routine and an MRI showed the low-grade strain. The IL move was retroactive to Wednesday.

“He went through his pregame routine and we decided to take a cautious side and I think if it was into September, he probably would have played, though, if you asked him but being that it’s April, I’m glad we’re erring on the side of caution,” Kotsay said before Oakland’s series finale against the New York Yankees.

Gelof is hitting .196 with two homers and two RBIs in 24 games. His two-run, ninth-inning homer Monday off Victor González lifted the A’s to a 2-0 win.



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