A's third baseman lays out to deny Yankees' Young, then pads lead with blast
By Trevor Hass
OAKLAND -- Brett Lawrie smashed a two-run home run and made a tremendous defensive play in the eighth inning of the A's 6-2 win over the Yankees at the Coliseum on Friday night.
"Both big plays, obviously," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "You don't want to get a base runner at that point, and then the home run gives us a little bit of breathing room where we don't have to use [Tyler] Clippard for a full inning."