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Yankees catcher Austin Romine, left, talks with starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the mound during the seventh inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez returns: Yankees vs. White Sox

The Yankees couldn't avoid the sweep, dropping the final game of their series against the Chicago White Sox in 12 innings, 6-5, Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham, right, scores the
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Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham, right, scores the tying run past Yankees catcher Austin Romine off a hit by Adam Dunn on a pitch by relief pitcher Mariano Rivera during the ninth. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera looks at the scoreboard
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera looks at the scoreboard after the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko hits an RBI
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Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko hits an RBI double off Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the seventh inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

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Yankees catcher Austin Romine, left, talks with starting
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Yankees catcher Austin Romine, left, talks with starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the mound during the seventh inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham hits into an
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Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham hits into an RBI fielder's choice off Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the seventh inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez leaves the dugout to take
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez leaves the dugout to take batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez jogs to first base after
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez jogs to first base after getting a walk against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

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A young Yankees fan waits for an autograph
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A young Yankees fan waits for an autograph before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago, left,
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago, left, goes to the rosin bag after giving up a two-run home run to Yankees' Alfonso Soriano during the first inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham fields
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Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham fields a ground ball hit by Yankees' Brett Gardner but is unable to throw him out at first during the first inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago delivers
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago delivers during the first inning against the Yankees. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Yankees' Alfonso Soriano points to first base coach
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Yankees' Alfonso Soriano points to first base coach Mick Kelleher after hitting a two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago during the first inning. (Aug. 7, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez signs autographs before a game against
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Alex Rodriguez signs autographs before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez is silhouetted as he returns to
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Alex Rodriguez is silhouetted as he returns to the clubhouse after a batting cage session before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez heads to a batting cage before
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Alex Rodriguez heads to a batting cage before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki heads to a batting cage before
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Ichiro Suzuki heads to a batting cage before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Derek Jeter listens to a question during an
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Derek Jeter listens to a question during an interview session with members of the Japanese media before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

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Derek Jeter laughs during an interview session with
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Derek Jeter laughs during an interview session with members of the Japanese media before a game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez reacts after getting hit by a
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Alex Rodriguez reacts after getting hit by a pitch from the Chicago White Sox during the third inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez reacts after getting hit by a
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Alex Rodriguez reacts after getting hit by a pitch during a game against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Brett Gardner is tagged out at home plate
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Brett Gardner is tagged out at home plate by Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley (36) during the third inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Brett Gardner is tagged out at home plate
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Brett Gardner is tagged out at home plate by Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley (36) during the third inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

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Alfonso Soriano, left, rounds third base to score
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Alfonso Soriano, left, rounds third base to score on a wild pitch as Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie chases the ball during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alfonso Soriano slides into home to score a
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Alfonso Soriano slides into home to score a run on a wild pitch in the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game
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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez jogs to first base after
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez jogs to first base after getting a walk against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Chicago White Sox' Chris Sale pitches against the
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Chicago White Sox' Chris Sale pitches against the Yankees during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez avoids a throw from Chicago
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez avoids a throw from Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki gets ready to take batting
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki gets ready to take batting practice before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez signs an autograph for Cory
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez signs an autograph for Cory Crist before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Yankees' Alex Rodriguez leaves the dugout to take
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez leaves the dugout to take batting practice before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox. (Aug. 6, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Fans clamor for an autograph from Alex Rodriguez
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Fans clamor for an autograph from Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez participates in batting practice before a
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Alex Rodriguez participates in batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees signs autographs before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees participates in batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Yankees' Alfonso Soriano steals second base as Chicago
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Yankees' Alfonso Soriano steals second base as Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham makes a tag during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees participates in batting
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Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees participates in batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees warms up before
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees warms up before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 6, 2013)

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Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez forces out
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Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez forces out Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez reacts after flying out in the
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Alex Rodriguez reacts after flying out in the fourth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez runs back to the dugout after
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Alex Rodriguez runs back to the dugout after flying out in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez throws to first base during the
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Alex Rodriguez throws to first base during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Fans hold a sign made for Alex Rodriguez
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Fans hold a sign made for Alex Rodriguez during the first inning of a game between the Yankees and the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. (Aug. 5, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez watches his single during the second
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Alex Rodriguez watches his single during the second inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez looks on during the third inning
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Alex Rodriguez looks on during the third inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. (Aug. 5, 2013)

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