A's take set from Yanks behind Chavez, Vogt

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Vogt's three RBI and eight terrific innings from Jesse Chavez gave the Oakland Athletics their first series win in nearly a month following Sunday's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

Chavez (2-5) scattered seven hits -- all singles -- and struck out six without a walk to put together a second straight start of eight innings in which he didn't permit an earned run.

The right-hander was hung with a hard-luck 1-0 loss to Detroit in the previous outing, but got just enough assistance in this one when Vogt cracked a two-run homer off Adam Warren in the bottom of the sixth inning.

"He did a great job mixing all his pitches," said Vogt of Chavez. "Anytime you've got your whole arsenal working for you and you're doing it like he was doing it, you're going to have an opportunity to go eight innings like he did."

Vogt added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, while Billy Burns went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of steals to help the A's take their first series since winning two of three against Texas to begin May.

Warren (3-4) pitched well in defeat, yielding just the two runs on six hits through seven innings.

"He made one mistake, and unfortunately it cost the game," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We got a really good performance out of him, and unfortunately we didn't score any runs."

Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius finished with two hits in the scuffling Yankees' ninth setback in 13 games.

Warren had limited the A's to three singles and a walk through five very effective innings, but Burns led off the bottom of the sixth with a base hit and stole two bases to put the go-ahead run on third with none out.

Burns briefly remained there after Ben Zobrist flied out to shallow left. Vogt then clubbed a 1-1 pitch from Warren over the wall in right -- the first extra-base hit by either side -- to break the scoreless stalemate.

"Just trying to get the ball in the outfield to let the fastest man on the planet score from third," said Vogt of the at-bat. "Fortunately, (Warren) threw a fastball in and I was able to get enough of it to get it out of the park."

Chavez, who has received no runs of support in four of his five losses this season, made the lead stand with a perfect seventh. Gregorius' leadoff single in the eighth went nowhere for New York, as did Rodriguez's hit off Tyler Clippard to begin the ninth.

Clippard entered with a 3-0 advantage after singles by Burns and Zobrist off Esmil Rogers preceded Vogt's sac fly in the eighth.

The Yankees' best scoring opportunities came early. Chase Headley and Rodriguez each singled to put two on with one out in the first, but Chavez got a big strikeout of Mark Teixeira that helped end the threat.

New York also put two aboard with one out in the second. However, Gregorius was doubled off first on Jose Pirela's liner that was snared by second baseman Eric Sogard.

Game Notes

Vogt's homer ended a string of 27 consecutive innings in which the A's had not scored with Chavez on the mound ... Burns went 9-for-18 with six runs scored for the series, while his two swipes ended Warren's run of 106 2/3 innings without allowing a stolen base ... Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 10 games ... Yankees outfielder Ramon Flores collected his first major league hit with a second-inning single ... The Yankees have now lost in 12 of their last 14 visits to Oakland.