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Yankees overpower Athletics

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run dinger to lead the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Tuesday night.

New York cashed as -165 road favorites, while the teams played OVER the 8.5-run total set by sportsbooks.

Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher drove in two runs apiece for the Yankees, as Javier Vazquez gave up three runs over 5 1-3 innings to pick up the win for New York.

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast for Oakland, while Gio Gonzalez was tagged for five runs over 4 1-3 innings to take the defeat for the Athletics.