Griffin shuts down Yankees, Rosales homer lifts A’s

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A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia’s first pitch, leading Oakland to a 2-0 victory over the Yankees in New York.

Derek Norris hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to help Oakland open its 10-game road trip with its fourth win in five games.

Griffin serenaded his teammates in the clubhouse with guitar and song in English, Spanish and French before preparing for his sixth start of the season. Coming off two losses in which he allowed 11 earned runs and 13 hits in 11 innings, Griffin was smooth on the mound, too.

He struck out four, walked one and was removed for Sean Doolittle after Gardner’s bunt single to start the eighth.

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