After a competitive but losing weekend at Tropicana Field, the Yankees were happy to return home Monday to begin a three-game set against a bad Oakland team.
The Yankees and Athletics find themselves in last place, but the latter has won just eight games in 2023. The Yankees, meanwhile, picked up their 19th win of the year in Monday’s series opener, a 7-2 victory that featured four longballs from the Bronx Bombers.
A familiar face awaited the home team, as JP Sears started for Oakland. The young lefty — traded in the deal that brought Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino to New York last summer — hardly made the Yankees miss him, as he allowed three homers and five earned runs over 5.1 innings.
Oswaldo Cabrera started the scoring in the fifth inning when he followed a Harrison Bader…
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