Yankees vs. A’s: August 31

Brett Gardner, Cliff Pennington
Brett Gardner, Cliff Pennington
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, slides into second with a stolen base as Oakland Athletics shortstop Cliff Pennington cannot handle the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira watches his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Jorge Posada, Kevin Kouzmanoff
Jorge Posada, Kevin Kouzmanoff
New York Yankees' Jorge Posada is safe at third with a triple as Oakland Athletics third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, left, cannot handle the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes
New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes delivers the ball to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after being hit with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Brett Gardner
Brett Gardner
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner celebrates after the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3 in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Curtis Granderson
Curtis Granderson
New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson watches his home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira watches his three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher
Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher
New York Yankees' Nick Swisher, right, is greeted by Mark Teixeira after Swisher hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Landon Powell
Landon Powell
Oakland Athletics' Landon Powell reacts after striking out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 9-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Vin Mazzaro, Mark Teixeira
Vin Mazzaro, Mark Teixeira
Oakland Athletics pitcher Vin Mazzaro stands on the mound as New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira rounds the bases with a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez loosens up before the Yankees' baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rodriquez did not play in the game. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher
New York Yankees' Nick Swisher watches his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Athletics Yankees Baseball
Athletics Yankees Baseball
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner (11), Austin Kearns, and Curtis Granderson, right, celebrate after the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3 in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Chad Gaudin
Chad Gaudin
New York Yankees pitcher Chad Gaudin delivers the ball to the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 9-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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