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Profar carries A’s over Yankees in Bronx opener

The Athletics returned to Yankee Stadium for the first time since they lost to the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game last October. One thing was clear: The A’s didn’t let that Wild Card loss haunt them in any way on Friday night.

Left-hander Brett Anderson pitched six solid innings and second baseman Jurickson Profar drove in three runs as the Athletics defeated the Yankees, 8-2, in front of a sellout crowd of 47,265. The Athletics (78-56) remained a game ahead of the Rays for the second AL Wild Card spot and improved to 4-0 against the Yankees this year.