After throwing six no-hit innings in his first start, Domingo German didn't exactly flash the same form in his second start of the season.
German was knocked around by the A's, giving up six runs in five innings on five hits with three walks and a strikeout. He's off the hook for a possible loss, though, as the Yankees bats picked him up by scoring six runs of their own.
The righty started his day right where he left off in his last start, allowing just one single across the first three innings. But the wheels would fall off in the fourth.
Marcus Semien started the inning with a single then German walked Matt Joyce. He was able to retire Jed Lowrie but then allowed a three-run home run to Khris Davis. He followed that up with back-to-back walks and both runners would score on a Mark Canha single two batters later, putting the A's ahead 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth.
Things didn't get any better for German as he returned to the game in the fifth inning, allowing back-to-back singles to start the inning. He was able to escape the inning giving up just one more run, a sacrifice fly to Lowrie, and finished the inning with his team down 6-2.
The Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take him out of the decision.