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On the same night that his mother appeared at the Little League World Series to support their native Panama team, Mariano Rivera recorded his 44th save of the year. He worked a perfect ninth again striking out two of the three batters. Its his 327th career save and puts him only three behind John Wetteland for 8th all time. Unfortunately the Panama team lost 6-2 in 10 innings.
Mariano Rivera converted a save for the second night in a row against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field. He worked a perfect 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 43rd save of the season and 326th of this career. He is now only four behind former Yankees closer John Wetteland for 8th all time.
Mariano Rivera earned his 42nd save of the season against the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field tonight. Tom Gordon pitched the 8th but gave up a 4-3 lead. However, Gary Sheffield came through again with a two run homer off former Yankee Bob Wickman to give the Yanks a 6-4 lead. Rivera pitched a perfect ninth for this 325th career save. He needs only five more to tie John Wetteland for 8th all time.
Mariano Rivera recorded his major league leading 40th save of the season to preserve a 6-4 come from behind victory for the Yankees over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. He gave up a leadoff single to Edgar Martinez, then easily retired Brett Boone, Raul Ibanez and Bucky Jacobsen in order to end the game. Its his 323rd career save and puts him seven behind John Wetteland for 8th place on the all time career saves list.
After not pitching for an entire week, Mo completed a perfect 1-2-3 ninth to gain his 39th save of the season against the Texas Rangers and preserve a 4-2 Yankees victory. Mo followed Quantrill (2 perfect innings) and Gordon (1 perfect inning) to total four perfect innings of bullpen relief. Its his 322nd career save. Next on the all time list is former Yankees closer, John Wetteland at 330.