Oakland Athletics defeat New York Yankees, 4-2

OAKLAND - Alex Rodriguez, the man once involved in the infamous "Ha!" play in Toronto, found himself in the middle of another controversy Thursday.

But A's pitcher Dallas Braden didn't think this one was a laughing matter.

The Oakland southpaw took exception to A-Rod cutting across the diamond and stomping on the pitcher's mound and the rubber while returning to first base after a Robinson Cano foul ball in the sixth inning.

"(The Yankees) are an extremely classy ...

OAKLAND - The Yankees lost for only the fourth time in their first 15 games yesterday, but they were part of something even more rare than that - a triple play.

With runners at first and second and nobody out in the sixth inning, CC Sabathia got Kurt Suzuki - who had hit a three-run homer in the first - to hit a sharp grounder to Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod fielded the ball, took a step to his right to tag third base, then started a 5-4-3 triple play that Robinson Cano and Ni...