OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander David Phelps allowed two hits in 6 2/3 shutout innings Friday night, snapping his career-high four-game losing streak and leading the New York Yankees to their fourth straight victory, a 7-0 win over the Oakland A's at O.co Coliseum.
Phelps (2-4) gave up a broken-bat single to catcher Derek Norris in the fifth inning and a two-out double in the seventh to shortstop Jed Lowrie, the final batter he faced. He struck out four, walked three and threw just 102 pitches.
Shortstop Derek Jeter, left fielder Brett Gardner, second baseman Brian Roberts and right fielder Ichiro Suzuki each had two of the Yankees' 12 hits.
Right-hander Dellin Betances took over for Phelps and retired Norris on a pop fly to end the seventh inning, stranding Lowrie at second. Betanes blanked the A's for 1 1/3 innings and Jose Ramirez pitched a scoreless ninth to cap the shutout.
A's right-hander Sonny Gray (6-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings, throwing 103 pitches. He struck out seven, walked one and took his second straight loss. After going 5-1 in his first 10 starts, Gray is 1-2 in his past three.
The Yankees tacked on four runs in the seventh against left-hander Jeff Francis, using five singles and an error to take complete control.
Phelps had allowed 20 runs and 30 hits during his four-game slide. He was coming off his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs and 10 hits in an 8-4 loss to Kansas City.
The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning off Gray, taking a quick 2-0 lead. Gardner led off with a single, moved to second on Jeter's sharp single to left and scored when center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury grounded a single to left. First baseman Mark Teixeira brought Jeter home with a sacrifice fly to center field.
The Yankees added a run in the second. Roberts grounded an infield single up the middle with one out, moved to second on a walk to third baseman Kelly Johnson and scored on Gardner's single to center.
The A's put two runners on in the fifth but came away empty. Lowrie walked with one out and move to second on Norris' broken-bat liner to left, the A's first hit off Phelps. But Phelps retired second baseman Andy Parrino on a fly ball to center field and then got first baseman Kyle Blanks to hit a fielder's choice grounder.
NOTES: Oakland INF Alberto Callaspo was placed on paternity leave Friday and will miss Oakland's three-game series against the Yankees. The switch-hitting Callaspo is batting .218 with 20 RBIs and three home runs in 59 games. To take Callaspo's spot on the roster, the A's recalled INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento. Parrino, a switch hitter, was batting .344 with three home runs and 24 RBIs in 44 games with the River Cats. ... New York signed RHP Heath Bell to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 590 career relief appearances with the Mets, Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks and Rays, Bell is 38-32 with a 3.49 ERA.