Luke Voit hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth inning, Adeiny Hechavarria also went deep and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The Yankees didn't have a baserunner until the fifth inning and didn't get their first hit until the sixth. But they scored late off the normally reliable A's bullpen to even a series between the top two teams in the AL wild-card race.
New York increased its lead over Oakland to 4 1/2 games for the first wild card.
Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter for the Yankees. David Robertson (8-3) retired three batters to earn the win.
Voit homered on an 0-1 pitch from Fernando Rodney (4-3), a towering solo shot to left field. Voit emphatically pointed to the Yankees dugout and smiled while heading toward first base as a large contingent of New York fans at the Coliseum cheered.
It was Voit's seventh home run in 12 games.
UP NEXT: RHP Luis Severino (17-6, 3.32 ERA) pitches the series finale for New York and needs one strikeout to reach 200 for the second consecutive season. RHP Mike Fiers (10-6, 3.38) is 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA in five starts since joining Oakland. The A's have won all five of his starts.