The Yankees walked-off once again, beating the A's 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Sunday's game
1) J.A. Happ had his best start in over a month, as the lefty allowed just one hit over 6.0 innings of work. He struck out five and walked four, while throwing 98 pitches. During the month of August, Happ threw 24.2 innings and allowed 20 runs with 23 strikeouts. Sunday's outing was the most innings he's pitched in a game since July 30, as he didn't thrown more than 5.2 innings in any August game.
2) Brett Gardner hit a game-tying home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, as it was his 19th home run of the season. Mike Ford then came in to pinch-hit for Clint Frazier, and delivered the walk-off home run on a blast to right center field.
3) Clint Frazier went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first game with the Yankees since June 16. The 24-year-old outfielder was in at DH against the A's, as he was called up officially earlier in the day. Frazier was batting .283 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 53 games before being sent down to Triple-A.
4) Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea went a strong five innings in his season debut, allowing just one hit and striking out five batters. The lefty had shoulder surgery after he went on the injured list late last August. He had been on a rehab assignment since early July, starting eight games across High-A and Triple-A.
5) The Yankees rallied in the eighth inning, scoring three runs and extending their streak to 220 consecutive games with a run scored. The team hasn't been shutout all season, and before that eighth inning rally, it looked like the streak was going to end.
The Yankees start a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Monday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (10-7, 4.47 ERA) will start for the Yankees, and LHP Mike Minor (11-8, 3.25 ERA) takes the mound for the Rangers.