NEW YORK -- Designated hitter Brandon Moss returned from a brief absence due to a calf injury and led off the top of the 10th inning with his second home run of the game, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Moss also led off the fifth with a home run to center field against New York starter Hiroki Kuroda and five innings later, he lifted Oakland to its sixth extra-inning victory by sending Adam Warren's full-count slider into the second deck in right field.
It was his sixth career multi-home run game and second this season. It also occurred after he missed two games with a strained right calf after becoming the fourth cleanup hitter in Oakland history to hit a first-inning grand slam on Friday.
Oakland won for the seventh time in 20 games when trailing after seven innings and sixth time in eight games overall following its season-high four-game winning streak.
The Athletics tied the game on a pinch hit double by Stephen Vogt with two outs in the eighth off Dellin Betances and won on a night when rain canceled batting practice and caused a 72-minute delay before the first pitch.
After Moss homered, Oakland added an RBI double by shortstop Jed Lowrie, who scored on a single by right fielder Kyle Blanks.
Four Oakland relievers combined on 3 2/3 scoreless innings. After Luke Gregerson stranded center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on third in the eighth, Daniel Otero (5-1) worked around a one-out single to pinch hitter Brian McCann in the ninth and Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect 10th for his sixth save.
Switch-hitting first baseman Mark Teixeira drove in both runs for the Yankees, who fell to 4-11 in their last 15 home games. Teixeira had an RBI bloop single in the first and then hit his 10th home run in the sixth before striking out on a close pitch in the eighth.
Before the late-inning dramatics, the game was a pitcher's duel between Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir and New York right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Kazmir allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out 10. Kuroda allowed one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings.
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead when Teixeira's bloop turned into an RBI single that landed just inside the right-field foul line. Teixeira and Ellsbury were stranded when second baseman Yangervis Solarte and right fielder Alfonso Soriano struck out.
Kuroda allowed two baserunners through four innings and each time got inning-ending double plays. Shortstop Jed Lowrie bounced into a 6-6-3 double play in the second and third baseman Josh Donaldson hit into a 5-4-3 double play in the fourth.
In the fifth, Moss hit a full-count fastball to center field for his 14th home run but Kuroda got a leaping catch from Brendan Ryan at shortstop on a scorching liner by Lowrie.
After the first, Kazmir retired 14 of the next 15 hitters, allowing only a one-out walk in the fourth to Solarte.
NOTES: Both teams made roster moves before the game. The Yankees recalled INF Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned OF Zoilo Almonte to the minors. Oakland activated RHP Ryan Cook from the disabled list and OF Josh Reddick was placed on the DL retroactive to Sunday with a hyperextended right knee. ... The Yankees also moved RHP Michael Pineda to the DL, but that was more of a procedural move because he has been sidelined since May 6 and recently had a setback. They also claimed LHP Wade LeBlanc off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and will likely add him to the roster by the end of this week. ... New York OF Carlos Beltran had four at-bats against right-handed pitching in an extended spring training game and could return from a right elbow injury this weekend in Kansas City.