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Kaprielian makes it to Bronx, leads A's over Yanks 5-3

Tony Kemp's three-run homer in the sixth inning put Oakland up for good in Friday's 5-3 win over the Yankees.
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Oakland Athletics' Tony Kemp runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Wandy Peralta, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) - James Kaprielian finally made it to the Bronx, six years after New York took him in the first round of the amateur draft, and beat the Yankees by pitching three-hit ball over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-3 victory that extended the Oakland Athletics’ winning streak to seven. 

Tony Kemp hit a three-run homer in the sixth on a hanging slider from Wandy Peralta, overcoming a 3-2 deficit with the first home run by a left-handed hitter this year off the southpaw reliever. 

Kaprielian, a 27-year-old right-hander, was taken 16th overall by the Yankees in 2015.