OAKLAND -- It took a ninth inning homer, 12 innings and a misplayed ball by five-time Gold Glove-award winner Derek Jeter to obtain the first A's four-game sweep of the New York Yankees since 1972. In the bottom of the 12th Derek Norris hit a ball to short that got away from Jeter. It was ruled a single, snapping Norris' 0 for 30 slump. Coco Crisp came to the plate and drove the catcher home with an RBI single. At the PlateDown 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth it happened again. With one out Seth Smith blasted a 3-1 pitch from Rafael Soriano over the wall in center field. The game-tying shot was Smith's 11th of the year.Brandon Inge cranked his second homer in as many days. He might be the most productive .200 hitter on the planet. He has 10 homers and 43 RBIs in 65 games this season. After looking like his season may have flat-lined, Inge has three homers in the last five games. Inge is the sixth A's player to reach the double-digit home run mark. In the sixth inning with runners on the corners and one out, Inge hit a ground ball to shortstop Jayson Nix, who tossed the ball to Robinson Cano for the out at second. Inge hustled down the line to beat the throw to first as Yoenis Cespedes scored. On an 0-1 slider in the fifth inning Kurt Suzuki snapped a career-worst 78-game homerless streak. He took Sabathia deep to left field for his first home run of the season. Suzuki flew around the bases and then entered the dugout and got the silent treatment from his teammates. They couldn't resist though; they all swarmed him after doing their best to big league the A's catcher. The A's had a big opportunity to tie the game after Coco Crisp pinch hit for Jonny Gomes and stroked a leadoff single. Crisp stole second base putting a runner in scoring position with no outs and the heart of the lineup due up. It was his 100th stolen base with Oakland. Yankees reliever David Robertson responded by striking out Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes. Chris Carter then hit a chopper to Eric Chavez, who handled the ball on a tough hop perfectly, barely throwing the big first baseman out as Crisp rounded third and slid into home plate. Vallejo's own C.C. Sabathia was spotted a four-run lead by the Yankees bats and barely held onto it. He lasted seven innings, allowing three runs and striking out six A's hitters. The former Cy Young award-winner got four called third strikes. Starting Pitching ReportAfter three rookie starting pitchers allowed a combined three runs to the Yankees over the first three games of the series, the veteran Bartolo Colon allowed four. Colon got into trouble when the Yankees hit four straight singles to start the third inning. The fourth single was hit by Mark Teixeira and it gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Later in the frame Alex Rodriguez lined a two-run double into the gap in left-center field making it 3-0. Despite the damage, Colon was able to settle down and retire 11 of the next 13 Yankees hitters. One of those hitters, Curtis Granderson, hit his 26th homer of the season, though. Colon managed to pitch 6.2 innings preserving the bullpen. He gave up eight hits and one walk, striking out five batters. Bullpen ReportJordan Norberto finished the seventh inning for Colon by getting Rodriguez to line out to left field. He remained in for the eighth inning and pitched a flawless frame, then came back out in the ninth and pitched another scoreless inning. Norberto threw 41 pitches and struck out three batters. He has been very solid since returning from the disabled list on June 21, allowing two runs in 12 innings over nine games. Grant Balfour pitched the 10th inning, but not before needing a change of shoes. He has an issue with one of his cleats and had to summon a replacement from the clubhouse. With mismatched cleats Balfour allowed a leadoff single to Cano, then struck out Rodriguez looking, got Raul Ibanez to fly out to center and struck out Jeter looking. Jerry Blevins pitched the 11th inning. He struck out Andruw Jones looking on a curveball, and ended the inning by striking out Granderson on a curve as well. His curveball was filthy. Blevins remained in the game and worked out of a potential disaster scenario. Teixeira hit a sky high pop up the right field that was lost in the sun by Reddick. He ended up on second base with no outs. Blevins was able to strand Teixeira on second base, doing a fantastic job to pick up Reddick.AttendanceThe A's announced an attendance of 30,470Dot RaceLive dot race. Blue collides with Red and White and takes a spill. White takes the win. Up NextThe A's have the day off on Monday. They'll pick back up on Tuesday against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Travis Blackley (2-2, 2.86 ERA) will get the start for Oakland. Blackley has not allowed a home run in his last eight games (45.2 innings and 179 batters faced).Brett Cecil (2-2, 6.34 ERA) will be on the mound for the Jays. Cecil is 2-2 with a 2.79 ERA in his career vs. Oakland.