Freiman's 18th-inning single lifts A's over Yanks - NBC Sports

Freiman's 18th-inning single lifts A's over Yanks
New York Yankees' Robinson Cano hits a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
June 13, 2013, 9:26 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Nate Freiman singled home the winning run in the 18th inning against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday for a three-game sweep.

John Jaso singled off Preston Claiborne (0-1) to start the rally.

Freiman ended the 5-hour, 35-minute game on New York's getaway day to Anaheim for a weekend series with the Angels. A day game after a night game turned into a night game after a day game.

Moments before, Rivera issued just the 39th intentional walk of his 19-year career to Jed Lowrie.

Oakland became the first American League team to play two 18-inning games in one season since the A's and Washington did so in 1971.

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