Giants spoil day for Yankees with 2-1 win

  • San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo (54) celebrates with catcher Hector Sanchez after the Giants' 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — The day started in storybook fashion. A moving tribute to Mariano Rivera was followed by Andy Pettitte taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium.

The way it ended might have finished the Yankees' playoff hopes.

After honoring the career saves leader and celebrating Pettitte, New York saw its AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Pettitte was sure the Yankees would rally.

"It always seems to happen. I really thought it was going to happen today," Pettitte said. "So it's hard to believe that we're sitting here, that we lost another game. This was a big loss, there's no doubt about that."

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