The Juice: Oakland A’s end 18-inning marathon with a walk-off single against Mariano Rivera (Big League Stew)

By at 14 June, 2013, 1:21 am

The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Mariano Rivera played his final regular season game at Oakland's O.Co Coliseum on Thursday, and it's probably one he'd like to forget. Rivera — baseball's all-time saves leader who is planing to retire at season's end — gave up the game-winning single in the 18th inning of a marathon between his New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. Nate Freiman singled to left field, plating John Jaso for a 3-2 victory . The win gave the first-place A's a three-game sweep of the Yankees. Among the odd/impressive/interesting happenings in the game: • Lots of zeroes : The Yankees scored their two runs in the first inning. The A's scored their first two in the third. That left a lot of time before the A's scored again in the 18th. It's actually not the longest game the A's played this season, though. You might recall they played a 19-inning game on April 29 , that crept over into April 30. They beat the Angels in that game 10-8. • Yankee futility : The Yankees fourth-eighth hitters — Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis and Vernon Wells — were a combined 0-for-28 in the game with three walks. Total, they left 20 men on base.
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