NEW YORK -- Make no mistake about it: Sean Doolittle and the Oakland Athletics are enjoying these wins over the skidding New York Yankees. Tony Richardson Jersey . Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and Oakland overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory. The highest-scoring team in the majors this season, the As will go for a three-game sweep Thursday afternoon. They are 12-3 against New York since July 19, 2012. "I think theres the sense of the way we play that we have something to prove," said Doolittle, who earned his seventh save. "Weve got a little bit of a chip on our shoulder, small-market team, and we dont get a ton of national publicity. And when we get a chance to play against the Yankees on a big stage in their ballpark, guys step up." Donaldson connected off Jose Ramirez, who was making his major league debut, and added a pair of infield singles. Cespedes also had three hits to help the As move a season-best 15 games over .500 at 37-22, the best mark in the American League. "We never give up," Cespedes said through a translator. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, including an early three-run homer, but the Yankees matched a season worst with their fourth consecutive defeat. Theyve been outscored 21-0 from the seventh inning on during the slide. Derek Jeter made a costly error and New York dropped to 1-5 on a seven-game homestand with its 12th loss in the last 16 at Yankee Stadium. Jesse Chavez (5-3) hung around for six innings, long enough to get the win when his teammates rallied. Dan Otero got Brian McCann on a weak grounder with runners at the corners to protect a one-run lead in the seventh. Otero also worked a scoreless eighth and Doolittle got three quick outs to extend his career-best shutout streak to 16 1-3 innings. "Our bullpen down there is so deep and so well-rounded out that we really dont have a hole," Chavez said. "The guys come in and they attack, and I think thats why theyre so good in those situations." Cespedes started Oaklands comeback with a leadoff homer to centre in the fourth. Jed Lowrie hit a deep sacrifice fly in the fifth, and Yankees starter Vidal Nuno was pulled one out shy of qualifying for a win. He left with a 4-2 lead after 92 pitches. Cespedes hit another leadoff shot in the sixth, this one off Matt Daley barely clearing the short porch in right. Derek Norris reached on Jeters throwing error from shortstop and scored the tying run on Alberto Callaspos long sacrifice fly. "We had our chances to add on and we werent able to do it," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "The guys are doing everything they can, but right now we just arent getting it done." Just called up from the minors, Ramirez (0-1) entered in the seventh. He retired his first batter but then gave up Donaldsons 16th homer on his fifth major league pitch. The drive to left field gave the As a 5-4 advantage. "I was a little nervous," Ramirez said through a translator. "I wasnt really thinking about pitching tonight but I knew the chance would be there because of our bullpen situation." Oakland has gone deep in 12 consecutive games, hitting 22 homers during that span. "Anytime you fall behind 4-0, you dont really expect to win these games even though you might think it," Otero said. "Our offence, its only a matter of time sometimes before they break out, and they showed it tonight again." The AL West leaders added two insurance runs in the ninth on a hit batter and a sacrifice fly against Wade LeBlanc in his Yankees debut. Craig Gentry made a sensational catch in left-centre to rob Gardner of at least a double in the first. Moments earlier, Donaldson hit a trickler toward third that stopped rolling right on the line just inches from the bag. The slugger clapped his hands emphatically at first base, drawing chuckles from teammates in the dugout. "That ball didnt even get to third base," he said. "Its just one of those things where you really appreciate a hit like that." NOTES: Gentry started in place of CF Coco Crisp, given a night off to rest his nagging neck. ... Oakland has the best road record in the majors at 20-10. ... It was Cespedes fourth career multihomer games. The other three came in June last season. ... Yankees DH-OF Alfonso Soriano, hitless in 16 at-bats, did not play. ... Masahiro Tanaka (8-1, 2.06 ERA) faces Oakland LHP Drew Pomeranz (5-2, 2.37) in the series finale. Chris Burford Jersey . Petersburg of the KHL. Belov was a free agent last summer when he signed a one-year contract with the Oilers. In 57 games this season he had one goal and six assists with 34 penalty minutes in Edmonton. Len Dawson Jersey . Many of those eyes are in the United States of America, a country that the sport has wanted on its side for some time. On Sunday the football Gods delivered once again, only this time it was time for good old USA to experience as much heartache as joy.As Manchester United appoint Jose Mourinho, attention is already turning to his first games in charge. The former Chelsea manager will have to wait until June 15 for the Premier League fixtures to be revealed, but Uniteds pre-season plans are already taking shape.Mourinhos first scheduled games are two exciting International Champions Cup matches in China in July and a Community Shield showdown against Premier League champions Leicester in August. Heres a rundown of the fixtures… Jose wants to retain Giggs Ryan Giggs will be offered a coaching role at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho. Borussia Dortmund (Friday July 22)Mourinhos United head to China in July, with his first game in charge coming against Thomas Tuchels Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit are a formidable opponent, with Tuchel earning plenty of plaudits since taking over from Jurgen Klopp last summer. Mourinhos first scheduled game in charge of Man Utd comes against Borussia Dortmund Their high-intensity style will make it a tough workout for United as Mourinho runs the rule over his new squad. The 53-year-old might also hope to have new signings in place in time for the trip. Highlights of the encounter will be shown on Sky Sports.Manchester City (Monday July 25, Beijing National Stadium)Mourinho will only have to wait a couple of months for a first meeting with old foe Pep Guardiola, who has taken over at Manchester City to set up a mouth-watering second instalment of their bitter rivalry in Spain. Pep Guardiola is taking over at Manchester City this summer Mourinho enjoyeed heated encounters against Guardiolas Barcelona with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, and the rivalry will give this pre-season Manchester derby an added edge. Ben Niemann Jersey. The pair will be eager to strike a psychological blow before the competitive action commences, and, like Mourinho, Guardiola will use the encounter to assess new squad. Mourinhos Man Utd in-tray Five challenges facing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United The fixture will take place at the 91,000-capacity Beijing National Stadium, with highlights shown on Sky Sports.Leicester City (Sunday August 7, Wembley Stadium)Manchester Uniteds FA Cup triumph under Louis van Gaal means Mourinho will contest the Community Shield against Claudio Ranieris Leicester City at Wembley Stadium. Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri will go head to head in the Community Shield clash at Wembley Mourinhos men were defeated by Arsene Wengers Arsenal in last seasons curtain-raiser, but the former Chelsea boss will be hoping for a more positive result against the side who dethroned the Blues to win the Premier League title. Mourinhos biggest job? Why Jose Mourinho might be taking his toughest managerial project yet at Man Utd. United will kick-off their Premier League campaign a week later, and a meeting with Leicester will provide another invaluable opportunity for Mourinho to measure his new side against one of the teams expected to compete at the top of the table. Also See: Mourinhos Man Utd in-tray Mourinho mythbusting ' ' '
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