New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 3-1

OAKLAND - The last time the Yankees played at the Oakland Coliseum, an unwritten rule that most players had never heard of became the story of the day.

Monday night, with Dallas Braden on the disabled list and Alex Rodriguez on his best behavior, Javier Vazquez became the story of the game.

Vazquez tossed seven stellar innings, leading the Yankees to a 3-1 win over the A's to start their final week before the All-Star break.

In their last appearance in Oakland, Ro...