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Burns setting the table atop A's lineup

Vogt delivers clutch RBIs after leadoff hitter makes things happen on basepaths

OAKLAND -- Billy Burns and Stephen Vogt sparked the A's to a 3-0 win over the Yankees at the Coliseum on Sunday, accounting for all of the A's runs in the series finale.

Vogt's two-run blast to right in the sixth plated Burns, who blooped a single to right and stole second and third. Burns was encouraged to steal second, but he stole third on his own off Yankees starter Adam Warren.

"It's been amazing what [Burns] has done at the top of the order," Vogt said. "It's just been huge. The havoc that he causes on the basepaths, what a lot of people don't realize is he affects the pitches being pitched to us while he's on base, because they're worried about him."

Video: NYY@OAK: Vogt breaks scoreless tie with two-run homer

Vogt capitalized on Burns' baserunning, launching his 11th home run. He has reached safely in all 25 of the A's home games, and has already set a career high with 38 RBIs.

Vogt is riding a seven-game hitting streak (10-for-25, .400) and is batting .342 in Oakland. While the A's lineup has had its struggles this season, Vogt has been a constant.

"Not only production and homers, but big hits," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "That's really the big package when you're talking about what Stephen Vogt is doing for you."

Video: NYY@OAK: Vogt pads the lead with a sacrifice fly

Burns, who has a six-game hitting streak, has emerged as a reliable leadoff hitter for the A's. He slapped the game's very first pitch to left for a hit, and added two more hits and two runs. Vogt plated Burns in the eighth on a sacrifice fly.

The A's won their first home series of the season and have now won 16 of 23 against the Yankees.

Video: NYY@OAK: Melvin discusses 3-0 win and fan support

"I think it's huge any time you win a series." Burns said, "and against the Yankees, it's even more special, especially for me, my first time playing against the Yankees."

Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for
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