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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles after a pre-game gift presentation prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees vs. Rays

After being eliminated from the playoff chase on Wednesday night, the Yankees lost their final home game of the 2013 season, 4-0, Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on during
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Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on during his fourth inning at-bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on during
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Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on during his fourth inning at-bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Andy Pettitte of the Yankees looks on from
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Andy Pettitte of the Yankees looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees strikes out to
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Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees strikes out to end the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on from
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Robinson Cano of the Yankees looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Manager Joe Girardi of the Yankees looks on
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Manager Joe Girardi of the Yankees looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova throws during the first
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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova throws during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ivan Nova of the Yankees pitches against the
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Ivan Nova of the Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Yankees' Robinson Cano bats in the first inning
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Yankees' Robinson Cano bats in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova throws during the second
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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova throws during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles after a
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles after a pre-game gift presentation prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees' Curtis Granderson steals second base past Tampa
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Yankees' Curtis Granderson steals second base past Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist during the second inning. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Eduardo Nunez of the Yankees connects on a
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Eduardo Nunez of the Yankees connects on a first-inning base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb throws during
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb throws during the second inning against the Yankees. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays completes a first inning ending double play after forcing out Eduardo Nunez #26 of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, September 26 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

Ivan Nova of the Yankees pitches against the
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Ivan Nova of the Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees flies out in
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Curtis Granderson of the Yankees flies out in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches
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David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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Phil Hughes of the Yankees walks back to
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees walks back to the dugout after the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Phil Hughes of the Yankees stands on the
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees stands on the mound in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Curtis Granderson of the Yankees flies out in
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Curtis Granderson of the Yankees flies out in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Phil Hughes of the Yankees leaves a game
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees leaves a game against the Tampa Bay Rays after he was removed by manager Joe Girardi at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees grounds out in
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees grounds out in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees stands during the
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees stands during the national anthem before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Mariano Rivera and third base coach Rob Thomson
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Mariano Rivera and third base coach Rob Thomson of the Yankees stand during the national anthem before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Mariano Rivera and third base coach Rob Thomson
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Mariano Rivera and third base coach Rob Thomson of the Yankees stand during the national anthem before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Derek Jeter of the Yankees looks on from
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Derek Jeter of the Yankees looks on from the dugout before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Andy Pettitte of the Yankees salutes the crowd
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Andy Pettitte of the Yankees salutes the crowd during a ceremony prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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Andy Pettitte of the Yankees salutes the crowd
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Andy Pettitte of the Yankees salutes the crowd during a ceremony prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees looks on from
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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees looks on from the dugout before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A Mariano Rivera bobblehead is seen during a
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A Mariano Rivera bobblehead is seen during a game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Jessie and Jonah Bernstein display their Mariano Rivera
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Jessie and Jonah Bernstein display their Mariano Rivera bobbleheads during the seventh inning of a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda leaves in the sixth inning of
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Hiroki Kuroda leaves in the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 24, 2013)

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Eduardo Nunez reacts after grounding out to end
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Eduardo Nunez reacts after grounding out to end the third inning with the bases loaded during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda looks at the ball during the
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Hiroki Kuroda looks at the ball during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

The third base bag, honoring Mariano Rivera, is
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The third base bag, honoring Mariano Rivera, is seen before a game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Vernon Wells watches as fans reach for a
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Vernon Wells watches as fans reach for a home run ball hit in the first inning by Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

From left, bench coach Tony Pena, manager Joe
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From left, bench coach Tony Pena, manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild look on from the dugout in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

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Hiroki Kuroda stands on the mound in the
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Hiroki Kuroda stands on the mound in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays
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Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after his home run off of Hiroki Kuroda in the first inning. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Chris Stewart reacts after striking out to end
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Chris Stewart reacts after striking out to end the second inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game
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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game
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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 24, 2013)

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An image of a Mariano Rivera bobblehead doll
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An image of a Mariano Rivera bobblehead doll is displayed on the scoreboard during a game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 24, 2013)

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