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Yankees batter Kevin Youkilis, right, reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jerry Blevins during the 11th inning. (June 13, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The Yankees lost to the Oakland Athletics, 3-2, Thursday in 18 innings in the rubber game of a three-game set at the O.co Coliseum.

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera walks off the field
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera walks off the field after giving up the game-winning run during the 18th inning. (June 13, 2013)

The Yankees sit in the dugout after losing
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The Yankees sit in the dugout after losing to the Oakland Athletics in 18 innings. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera stands on the mound
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera stands on the mound after Oakland Athletics hitter Nate Freiman drove in the game-winning run during the 18th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics hitter Nate Freiman hits the game-winning
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Oakland Athletics hitter Nate Freiman hits the game-winning single off Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera during the 18th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics hitter Nate Freiman celebrates after hitting
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Oakland Athletics hitter Nate Freiman celebrates after hitting the game-winning single off Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera during the 18th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics runner Brandon Moss reacts after being
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Oakland Athletics runner Brandon Moss reacts after being tagged out at home plate during the 15th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics runner Brandon Moss, left, is tagged
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Oakland Athletics runner Brandon Moss, left, is tagged out at home plate by Yankees catcher Chris Stewart, right, during the 15th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees batter Kevin Youkilis, right, reacts after striking
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Yankees batter Kevin Youkilis, right, reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jerry Blevins during the 11th inning. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with home plate
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the third inning. (June 13, 2013)

Mariano Rivera sits in the dugout before his
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Mariano Rivera sits in the dugout before his final regular season game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. (June 13, 2013)

Brett Gardner slides safely past Jed Lowrie #8
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Brett Gardner slides safely past Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics for a lead off double in the first inning of a game at O.co Coliseum. (June 13, 2013)

Chris Young, left, of the Oakland Athletics is
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Chris Young, left, of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored in the third inning against the Yankees. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, reacts after arguing
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, reacts after arguing with home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the third inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics runner John Jaso, center, slides into
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Oakland Athletics runner John Jaso, center, slides into home plate to score the A's second run as Yankees catcher Chris Stewart, right, makes a late tag during the third inning. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda throws against the
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Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees batter Robinson Cano hits a two-run home
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Yankees batter Robinson Cano hits a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker during the first inning. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, center, is presented
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Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, center, is presented with farewell gifts from Oakland Athletics president Michael Crowley, left, and A's manager Bob Melvin, right, before the start of Thursday's game. (June 13, 2013)

Yankees hitter Robinson Cano circles the bases after
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Yankees hitter Robinson Cano circles the bases after hitting a two-run homer off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker during the first inning. (June 13, 2013)

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker throws against
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker throws against the Yankees in the first inning. (June 13, 2013)

Nick LeGrange from Kansas City used a telerobotic
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Nick LeGrange from Kansas City used a telerobotic arm to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland Athletics game against the Yankees at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

A telerobotic pitching machine waits to throw out
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A telerobotic pitching machine waits to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. (June 12, 2013)

Phil Hughes of the Yankees pitches against the
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Mark Teixeira of the Yankees reacts after popping
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Mark Teixeira of the Yankees reacts after popping out in the first inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Phil Hughes of the Yankees pitches against the
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Yankees' Phil Hughes works against the Oakland Athletics
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Yankees' Phil Hughes works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning. (June 12, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily works against the Yankees
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Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily works against the Yankees in the first inning. (June 12, 2013)

Ryan Cook of the Oakland Athletics speaks to
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Ryan Cook of the Oakland Athletics speaks to Nick LeGrange via satellite after LeGrange threw out the ceremonial first pitch via a telerobotic arm from Kansas City before the game against the Yankees at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, is congratulated by
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Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, is congratulated by Josh Reddick after hitting a two-run home run off Yankees' Phil Hughes in the second inning. (June 12, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles in the
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Robinson Cano of the Yankees walks off the
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Robinson Cano of the Yankees walks off the field after batting practice before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, is congratulated by
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Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a two run home run off Yankees' Phil Hughes in the second inning. (June 12, 2013)

Josh Reddick congratulates Brandon Moss of the Oakland
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Josh Reddick congratulates Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics after Moss hit a two-run home run in the second inning of their game against the Yankees at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Yankees' Phil Hughes adjusts his cap after giving
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Yankees' Phil Hughes adjusts his cap after giving up a two-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss in the second inning. (June 12, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki fouls off a pitch from
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki fouls off a pitch from Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily in the second inning. (June 12, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki of the Yankees runs to first
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Ichiro Suzuki of the Yankees runs to first base after hitting a single in the second inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Phil Hughes of the Yankees adjusts his hat
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Phil Hughes of the Yankees adjusts his hat after giving up a two run home run to Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at O.co Coliseum. (June 12, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp, right, is congratulated by
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Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp, right, is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after Crisp hit a home run off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, slides to score
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Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, slides to score as Yankees catcher Chris Stewart handles the ball in the second inning. (June 11, 2013)

Yankees' Travis Hafner tosses his bat after walking
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Yankees' Travis Hafner tosses his bat after walking on pitches from Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick swings for a single
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Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick swings for a single off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the second inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris, right, is congratulated by
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Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris, right, is congratulated by Chris Young after Norris hit a three-run home run off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the fourth inning. (June 11, 2013)

Yankees' Brett Gardner swings for a single off
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Yankees' Brett Gardner swings for a single off Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris, right, is congratulated by
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Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris, right, is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after Norris hit a three-run home run off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the fourth inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris follows through for a
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Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris follows through for a three-run home run off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the fourth inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris is congratulated by Nate
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Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris is congratulated by Nate Freiman and Adam Rosales (17) after Norris hit a three-run home run off Yankees' CC Sabathia in the fourth inning. (June 11, 2013)

Yankees' CC Sabathia walks back to the mound
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Yankees' CC Sabathia walks back to the mound after giving up a three-run home run to Oakland Athletics' Derek Norris, right, in the fourth inning. (June 11, 2013)

Yankees' CC Sabathia, right, waits for Oakland Athletics'
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Yankees' CC Sabathia, right, waits for Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp to run the bases, left, after Crisp hit a home run in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

Yankees' CC Sabathia works against the Oakland Athletics
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Yankees' CC Sabathia works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon works against the Yankees
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Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon works against the Yankees in the first inning. (June 11, 2013)

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