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Yankees’ offensive struggles continue in embarrassing loss to MLB-worst Athletics

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (43-36) offensive struggles continued in a 2-1 series-opening loss to the MLB-worst Oakland Athletics (21-60) at the Oakland Coliseum Tuesday night.

New York managed just one run against a team who entered this game with the worst ERA and the most runs allowed in the league. The Yankees were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, scattering seven hits, three of which came from Anthony Volpe, his first three-hit game at the big-league level. Josh Donaldson provided the lone run with his seventh home run.

Jhony Brito put together another strong start on the mound, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Nick Ramirez, Tommy Kahnle, and Wandy Peralta had scoreless outings out of the bullpen. 

The Yankees will try to avoid more embarrassment on Wednesday in the middle game of this three-game series. Domingo Germán will take the ball, looking to bounce back from his terrible outing against Seattle. The first pitch is set for 9:40 p.m.