Yankees 11, A's 5: Dustin Moseley started this game but did not pitch well. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out four. Enter Javier Vazquez, who earned the win by allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings. Vazquez, who could take Moseley's turn in the rotation on Saturday, struck out six and walked only one. Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup and homered and Robinson Cano homered and had three hits. Marcus Thames hit his fourth homer in three games and his sixth since last Monday. The man has been a revelation. Phil Hughes starts Tuesday. The Yankees, now a season-high 31 games over .500, stayed tied with the Rays in first place.
Braves 9, Mets 3: Pat Misch only pitched three innings, and that eventually opened up the door for Oliver Perez himself to pitch. It was Perez's first appearance in 25 games. Luis Hernandez and Angel Pagan helped tie the game at 2 in the second inning, but things took a turn for the worst from there.
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