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A's, Yankees Use 47 Players In 14-Inning Game

The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees had a battle to remember on Saturday in their 14-inning epic at Yankee Stadium in which 47 different players were used, according to CSN Bay Area's Casey Pratt.

Oakland utilized 21 of their players, nine pitchers and 12 hitters, while New York used 26 with nine pitchers and 17 hitters. The game lasted five hours and 43 minutes, and could prove to be a crushing blow for the Athletics moving forward.

It was the second hard-luck loss for the A's in as many nights, though skipper Bob Melvin didn't feel the need to come up with a postgame pep talk for his team.

"You know it's never over until it's over, if we can put up four runs they can too," Melvin said. "You have to go out there and keep your focus and play it out until it's over, and it didn't end up in our favor."

The A's have now lost five of their last six games, though they still hold on to one of the Wild Card spots in the American League at the moment. They still have a visit to Arlington to face the first-place Rangers on their schedule as well.

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