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Colon Turns Things Around – Yanks Beat A’s

Bartolo Colon was able to turn things around today as the Yankees beat the Oakland A’s 7-5.

Curtis Granderson blasts a 2 run homer in the fifth inning against Oakland. Photo by Getty Images

It’s no news that Bartolo Colon had been struggling as of late.  Today however he was able to halt his 3 start losing skid with a 7-5 victory over the A’s.

Colon was great, going 7 innings and allowing just 2 runs on 8 hits.  He also struck out 4.  Curtis Granderson gave Colon an extra boost when he hit a 2 run shot in the 5th inning.  Andrew Jones and Eduardo Nunez also helped with a couple of RBI’s each.

Oakland looked like they were going to rally late when they knocked in 3 runs against David Robertson and Mariano Rivera, but Mo prevailed in the end and was able to get save number 25 thanks to a big catch by Mark Teixeira to end the game.  The Yankees take the weekend series against Oakland 2-1.  The only problem for the Yankees is that the Red Sox continue to roll.  Boston beats Seattle 12-8 today, keeping the Yankees 3 games out of first place.

The Yankees start a series at home against to Mariners tomorrow.

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