Starlin Castro

Khris Davis' bloop single in 10th lifts A's past Yankees 8-7

Pitching coach Curt Young got fired earlier in the day. Oakland veteran Trevor Plouffe was designated for assignment to make way for prized prospect Matt Chapman.

On a night that could have been filled with distractions and disappointment over the major changes , the Athletics played for 4 1/2 hours to finally beat the New York Yankees.

Khris Davis blooped a two-run single in the 10th inning that glanced off second baseman Starlin Castro's glove in shallow center and the A's topped the Yankees in a seesaw 8-7 win Thursday night.

"There were definitely a lot of things going on around here," A's starter Sonny Gray said. "At the same time, when it gets...