New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 3-2

OAKLAND - Two Yankees have emerged as potential MVP candidates this season, helping carry a lineup that ranks at or near the top of the AL in runs scored, batting average, home runs, on-base and slugging percentages.

Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each furthered their respective cases Wednesday night against the A's, setting the tone in a 3-2 win.

The Yankees went 5-2 on their West Coast swing, with three games remaining on the road trip this weekend at Fenway Park. T...