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Yankees’ triple play caps A’s 2-1 loss in series finale originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Athletics got a pair of runners on base in the top of the ninth inning in Sunday’s game in the Bronx, but a hard Sean Murphy grounder turned into a stunning triple play for the New York Yankees to cap off a 2-1 victory over Oakland in the series finale.

The Yankees also took the series with the win Sunday, bringing to an end what was a red-hot stretch for the A’s coming in.

Oakland’s offense just couldn’t find its footing in the series finale, with a Matt Olson solo home run in the first inning marking the only run of the day for the A’s.

This wasn’t the first time the A’s have hit into a game-ending triple play, but it’s been a long time since it last happened — 118 years to be exact.

After the stunning ending in New York, the A’s will look to bounce back Monday as they head to Texas for a four-game series with the Rangers.