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Yankees cruise past Athletics in series opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees cruised past the Oakland Athletics, 13-4, in the series opener on Thursday night at the Coliseum. With the victory, the Yankees have won four straight games. 

Jameson Taillon started and tossed six innings of one-run ball. The right-hander improved to 12-4 on the season. 

New York pounded out 13 runs on 20 hits without a home run. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least a hit, and seven players had multi-hit games.

Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson each drove in three runs to lead the offense. Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected a pair of RBIs, while Andrew Benintendi, Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Jose Trevino all chipped in with RBIs as well. 

Greg Weissert made his Major League debut and it did not go well for the 27-year-old. He walked two batters, hit two batters, and allowed three runs. 

Gerrit Cole will get the ball for the second game of this four-game series on Friday. The first pitch is slated for 9:40 p.m.