Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — In the 18th inning at Oakland Coliseum, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera allowed Nate Frieman of the A’s the game winning single to beat the Yankees 3-2 on Thursday night. Thursday night’s win was the third against the Yankees as the A’s took the sweep. Yankees players Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis, Vernon Wells went a combined 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts in the game. Each team used seven pitchers and three 255 pitches in total. In the entire game, 137 batters came up to the plate, just short of the season high of 156. Oakland’s manager stated that the game is very taxing, even to win, and would have been a lot worse to lose. He said that those are awful games to lose. The A’s are in the lead of the AL West with 41 wins and 27 losses. This game against the Yankees marked their 11th win at home in a row, as well as their 21st win in 26 games. They have also moved a season-best 14 games above .500 to make it their best season start since 1990. This game made its mark in history as Oakland won the season series 5-1 for its second best mark against the Yankees in the team’s history. It was also the longest day game in Coliseum history. To experience the A’s make more history and defeat more top teams in the rest of the season, visit http://www.Athleticstickets.net. On top of the lowest prices of A’s tickets, you can find a social media fan hub and an easy read game schedule on the site.
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