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Yankees go 'Oh-for-Oakland' vs. A's

Yanks fall in 18-inning marathon as Bombers' broken bats barely produce any O

Updated: June 14, 2013, 8:47 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- It is oddly fitting that a game that went 18 innings and took nearly six hours to play ended on two singles hit with broken bats.

Because with the exception of one of those 18 innings, the Yankees hit as if they, too, were using broken bats.

The end came at nearly sundown West Coast time Thursday evening, when Mariano Rivera, pitching way past his baseball bedtime, shattered Nate Freiman's bat -- only to see the ball flutter into short left field, ...

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