The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round Monday night at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.
Andy Pettitte surrendered two home runs as the Yankees lost 5-4 on Sunday.
After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.
Coco Crisp collected the game-winning hit as the Yankees lost in 12 innings to the Oakland A’s. The Athletics completed a four-game sweep over the Yankees.
The Yankees have lost three in a row to the Athletics. They lost 2-1 on Saturday night and are facing the prospect of a four-game sweep on Sunday.
The surprise Oakland A’s have become a dangerous team both in the AL West and in competition with the Yankees.
A representative for Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes says he is preparing to showcase the slugger for several major league teams, including the Yankees.