New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 6-2

OAKLAND - On his final night of campaigning, Nick Swisher did everything he could to make his case for the voters.

Swisher homered and reached base four times in the Yankees' 6-2 victory over the A's Wednesday night, making a final impression on fans voting for the last spot on the AL All-Star team.

Led by Swisher and Mark Teixeira, who highlighted a five-run fourth inning with a three-run homer, the Yankees gave A.J. Burnett plenty of run support, helping the pitche...