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Yanks power their way into first alone

Now leading the AL East by themselves, the Yanks weren't welcoming to Hackensack, N.J., native Vin Mazzaro, hitting the A's righty for seven earned runs on homers by Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF3000102.272
Gross, RF1000000.234
Barton, 1B2111200.281
Suzuki, K, C3011011.247
Tolleson, SS0000000.286
Cust, DH3010103.276
Kouzmanoff, 3B4110003.260
Carson, M, LF0000000.186
Ellis, M, 2B4010012.250
Larish, LF-3B4000014.257
Davis, R, RF-CF4001001.269
Pennington, SS2110100.255
Powell, C1000010.217
Totals313635416.255
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gardner, B, LF4210100.286
Jeter, SS3100102.266
a-Kearns, PH-RF1000010.268
Teixeira, 1B3223000.264
Cano, 2B3010103.325
Swisher, RF4212012.297
Nunez, SS0000000.286
Posada, C3021100.262
Thames, M, DH4000034.310
Granderson, CF4111023.243
Pena, R, 3B4110011.221
Totals339974815.269
a-Struck out for Jeter in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Cust (14, Gaudin).
HR: Barton (8, 7th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellis, M; Barton 4; Suzuki, K; Kouzmanoff; Cust 2; Pennington.
RBI: Suzuki, K (56), Davis, R (42), Barton (47).
2-out RBI: Barton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Crisp; Larish.
SF: Suzuki, K.
GIDP: Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Ellis, M (3, fielding).
DP: (Ellis, M-Pennington-Barton).

BATTING
3B: Posada (1, Mazzaro).
HR: Swisher (25, 3rd inning off Mazzaro, 1 on, 2 out), Granderson (15, 4th inning off Mazzaro, 0 on, 1 out), Teixeira (30, 4th inning off Mazzaro, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 4; Cano; Teixeira 5; Gardner, B; Pena, R; Swisher 4; Granderson 4.
RBI: Posada (50), Swisher 2 (80), Granderson (42), Teixeira 3 (95).
2-out RBI: Posada; Swisher 2; Teixeira 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames, M; Granderson.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner, B 2 (39, 2nd base off Mazzaro/Suzuki, K, 3rd base off Mazzaro/Suzuki, K), Jeter (15, 2nd base off Mazzaro/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mazzaro(L, 6-7)3.27973334.05
Bonser4.12001504.73
Totals8.09974833.57
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes, P(W, 16-6)5.04225104.10
Gaudin(H, 3)3.02110215.34
Robertson, D1.00000104.05
Totals9.06335413.89
WP: Hughes, P, Gaudin.
HBP: Teixeira (by Mazzaro).
Pitches-strikes: Mazzaro 102-59, Bonser 61-43, Hughes, P 98-52, Gaudin 38-28, Robertson, D 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mazzaro 5-1, Bonser 4-2, Hughes, P 7-3, Gaudin 3-4, Robertson, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Mazzaro 22, Bonser 16, Hughes, P 23, Gaudin 11, Robertson, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bonser 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:56.
Att: 44,575.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 31, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media