Lowly A’s Rally, Beat Yanks, 5-4

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics came out on the right side of a one-run game for a change.Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the A’s rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on May 28.“We haven’t won many games like that this year,” starter Kendall Graveman said. “For them to battle back and put up runs late in the game and for our bullpen to a great job tonight, that’s a big confidence builder for us.”Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie homered off CC Sabathia (2-7) to start the comeback from a 3-0 hole and the A’s went on to beat the Yankees for the 10th time in their past 11 meetings in Oakland.The A’s won their first one-run game at home since last Sept. 6, ending a 12-game skid that was the longest in franchise history. The A’s were 2-15 overall in one-run games this season, a major reason why they have the worst record (18-32) in the American League.“We played the game the right way tonight,” Lawrie said. “Ben Zobrist with a great at-bat. That was pretty much the whole game right there.”Alex Rodriguez tied Barry Bonds for second place on the all-time RBIs list and Brian McCann homered in his third straight game for the Yankees, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.Evan Scribner (1-0) retired all five batters he faced for the win. Tyler Clippard allowed a two-out RBI double by Brett Gardner in the ninth before getting Chase Headley to fly out for his fifth save in six chances.Sabathia was cruising with a three-run lead in the fifth inning before Burns hit his second homer of the season just inside the foul pole in left field.Lawrie tied the game with a two-run shot in the sixth and the A’s knocked out Sabathia when Josh Phegley and Mark Canha reached to open the seventh.Carpenter, put into the game in a tight spot because of a tired bullpen, walked Zobrist with one out to force in Canha with the go-ahead run and Billy Butler added a sacrifice fly to make it 5-3.“Guys got to get it done,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s what we’re asking them to do, and sometimes it’s going to be like that. That’s part of the game. We just weren’t able to do it tonight.”Rodriguez’s sacrifice fly in the fifth made it 3-0 and tied him for second with 1,996 career RBIs. Hank Aaron has the record with 2,297. Babe Ruth drove in 2,214 runs, according to baseball-reference.com, but RBIs did not become an official stat until 1920 and the Elias Sports Bureau officially credits him with 1,992.“He’s one of the greats,” Rodriguez said of Bonds. “It is kind of special because he’s also a friend and I know him very well.”(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Canadian detained in China not clear if related to two other detentions

first_imgOTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says a third Canadian has been detained in China, but it was not clear whether this latest detention is linked to the arrest in Canada of a senior Chinese tech executive.Global Affairs Canada confirmed today that a Canadian citizen had been detained but offered no other details, citing the Privacy Act.Global Affairs would not reveal the identity of the latest possible detainee, but reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.It says consular officials are providing assistance to the family.This latest detention comes after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei, was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 at the request of the U.S., where she is wanted on fraud allegations.Days later, two Canadians were detained in Beijing for allegedly endangering China’s national security.Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who is on a leave of absence from Global Affairs, remain in custody there.Meng has since been released on bail and is to return to court in February for what most legal observers predict could be a long, drawn out legal process.last_img read more