NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Donaldson connected off Jose Ramirez, who was making his major-league debut, and added two infield singles. Cespedes also had three hits to help Oakland move to a season-best 15 games over .500 at 37-22, best in the American League.
Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, including a three-run homer, but New York matched a season worst with its fourth consecutive defeat. The Yankees have been outscored 21-0 from the seventh inning on during the slide.
An error by Derek Jeter hurt New York, which dropped to 1-5 on a seven-game homestand.
The A's came from more than three runs down to win a game for the first time this season. They got two in the ninth to give some breathing room for closer Sean Doolittle, who finished off Jesse Chavez's fifth win.
Oakland has homered in 12 consecutive games and has 22 in that span. For the season, the A's have 71 homers, second in the AL and third in the majors behind Toronto and Colorado.