Normally i'll give you all kind of reasons why the pitching is the key to this game but tonight it's all about RISP! Runners in scoring position. The Yankees are terrible with Runners in scoring position. In last night's game the Yankees RISP was 1 for 7 with A Rod being the only guy that hit with a guy on second base or better. On the season the Yankees are 21 for 107 on the season.

Oakland A's:

Kendall Graveman (R)

1. Billy Burns (S) CF
2. Chris Coghlan (L) 2B
3. Josh Reddick (L) RF
4. Danny Valencia (R) 3B
5. Stephen Vogt (L) C
6. Jed Lowrie (S) DH
7. Khris Davis (R) LF
8. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
9. Marcus Semien (R) SS

New York Yankees:

Nathan Eovaldi (R)

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Brian McCann (L) C
6. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH
7. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
8. Chase Headley (S) 3B
9. Aaron Hicks (S) LF