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Dewayne Wise is greeted in the dugout after scoring the Yankees' first run in the third inning. (July 22, 2012)

Yankees vs. Athletics

The Yankees were swept in a four-game series against the A's in Oakland.

Oakland Athletics' Seth Smith, left, circles the bases
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Oakland Athletics' Seth Smith, left, circles the bases after hitting a home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Rafael Soriano, right, during the ninth inning of their baseball game Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

CC Sabathia throws in the first inning. (July
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CC Sabathia throws in the first inning. (July 22, 2012)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits a two-run
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits a two-run double off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon during the third inning of their baseball game Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Bartolo Colon throws against the Yankees in the
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Bartolo Colon throws against the Yankees in the first inning. (July 22, 2012)

Dewayne Wise is greeted in the dugout after
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Dewayne Wise is greeted in the dugout after scoring the Yankees' first run in the third inning. (July 22, 2012)

Bartolo Colon stands on the mound after loading
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Bartolo Colon stands on the mound after loading the bases in the third inning. (July 22, 2012)

Kurt Suzuki hits a home run off CC
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Kurt Suzuki hits a home run off CC Sabathia in the fifth inning. (July 22, 2012)

Curtis Granderson, right, is greeted by teammate Mark
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Curtis Granderson, right, is greeted by teammate Mark Teixeira after hitting a home run in the fourth inning. (July 22, 2012)

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Seth Smith hits a home run off Rafael
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Seth Smith hits a home run off Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning. (July 22, 2012)

CC Sabathia walks back to the dugout at
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CC Sabathia walks back to the dugout at the end of the fifth inning. (July 22, 2012)

Phil Hughes works against the Oakland Athletics in
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Phil Hughes works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning. (July 21, 2012)

Coco Crisp catches a ball hit by Curtis
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Coco Crisp catches a ball hit by Curtis Granderson in the third inning. (July 21, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez reacts as he watches a replay
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Alex Rodriguez reacts as he watches a replay of his first-inning lineout on a stadium scoreboard. (July 21, 2012)

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Yoenis Cespedes is congratulated by Josh Reddick after
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Yoenis Cespedes is congratulated by Josh Reddick after hitting a home run off Phil Hughes in the fourth inning. (July 21, 2012)

Robinson Cano reacts after striking out in the
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Robinson Cano reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics. (July 21, 2012)

Jemile Weeks has a ball kick off his
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Jemile Weeks has a ball kick off his glove and go for a base hit off the bat of Mark Teixeira in the first inning. (July 21, 2012)

Phil Hughes pitches against the A's. (July 21,
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Phil Hughes pitches against the A's. (July 21, 2012)

Raul Ibanez hits an RBI single to drive
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Raul Ibanez hits an RBI single to drive in Alex Rodriguez in the fourth inning. (July 21, 2012)

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Alex Rodriguez is congratulated by Eric Chavez after
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Alex Rodriguez is congratulated by Eric Chavez after Rodriguez scored in the fourth inning. (July 21, 2012)

Yankees catcher Russell Martin, left, speaks with pitcher
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Yankees catcher Russell Martin, left, speaks with pitcher Ivan Nova in the fourth inning. (July 20, 2012)

Coco Crisp slides next to Alex Rodriguez with
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Coco Crisp slides next to Alex Rodriguez with a triple in the third inning. (July 20, 2012)

Curtis Granderson watches his single off Oakland Athletics
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Curtis Granderson watches his single off Oakland Athletics starter Tommy Milone in the first inning. (July 20, 2012)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone works against the
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone works against the Yankees in the first inning on July 20, 2012.

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Jemile Weeks of the Oakland Athletics swings and
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Jemile Weeks of the Oakland Athletics swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a sacrifice fly. (July 20, 2012)

Curtis Granderson is forced out at second base
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Curtis Granderson is forced out at second base by Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks. (July 20, 2012)

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova works against the Oakland
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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning. (July 20, 2012)

Ivan Nova pitches against the Oakland Athletics. (July
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Ivan Nova pitches against the Oakland Athletics. (July 20, 2012)

Coco Crisp scores on a sacrifice fly. (July
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Coco Crisp scores on a sacrifice fly. (July 20, 2012)

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Derek Jeter, left, and the Yankees observe a
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Derek Jeter, left, and the Yankees observe a moment of silence for the shooting victims of Aurora, Colorado prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics. (July 20, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez flings his bat after grounding out
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Alex Rodriguez flings his bat after grounding out on a pitch from Oakland's A.J. Griffin. (July 19, 2012)

Derek Jeter watches his single during the first
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Derek Jeter watches his single during the first inning. (July 19, 2012)

Jemile Weeks steals third base during the first
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Jemile Weeks steals third base during the first inning. (July 19, 2012)

Yoenis Cespedes, left, of the Oakland Athletics gets
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Yoenis Cespedes, left, of the Oakland Athletics gets congratulated by teammate Jemile Weeks after Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the first inning. (July 19, 2012)

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Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates with teammate Jemile Weeks
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Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates with teammate Jemile Weeks after hitting a two-run home run. (July 19, 2012)

Yoenis Cespedes, right, runs the bases after hitting
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Yoenis Cespedes, right, runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run. (July 19, 2012)

Freddy Garcia works against the Oakland Athletics during
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Freddy Garcia works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning. (July 19, 2012)

Yoenis Cespedes runs the bases after hitting a
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Yoenis Cespedes runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run. (July 19, 2012)

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