Yankees beat A's 7-2 with Aaron Hicks' first homer. 

THE NEW YORK The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on  ...

...Monday night after Aaron Hicks snapped out of a lengthy slump with a two-run home run. 

In the sixth inning, Gleyber Torres connected on a tie-breaking single shot off of former Yankees lefty JP Sears (0-3). 

With two-run hits against Sears, Oswaldo Cabrera and DJ LeMahieu helped ...

...New York (19-17) from dropping below.500 for the second time in a week.

When Hicks homered in the sixth for the first time since Sept. 

23 against Boston, his second extra-base hit of the season, he doubled his season RBI total. 

He was 0 for 19 at Yankee Stadium this season and was batting.