Latest Mariano Rivera Stories

2009-09-27 16:59:54

Solid pitching by Andy Pettitte Sunday led the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over Boston and their first American League East title since 2006. The win also finished a three-game sweep. Pettitte (14-7) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. Closer Mariano Rivera earned his 44th save with a scoreless ninth. Hideki Matsui's two-run single snapped a 2-2 tie with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers, with both players getting two hits along...

2009-09-26 22:41:37

CC Sabathia and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Saturday, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over Boston. Sabathia (19-7) gave up only Mike Lowell's lead-off single in the top of the fifth and finished with two walks and eight strikeouts in 96 pitches. With his ninth straight victory, he is the first pitcher to win 19 games this season. Phil Hughes and closer Mariano Rivera fanned two batters each in the eighth and ninth innings, with Rivera earning his 43rd save this...

2009-09-19 00:13:20

Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday, giving Seattle a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. New York took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning and Mariano Rivera came on in a bid to pick up his 41st save. Rivera (3-3) seemed to have the game wrapped up when he struck out Jack Hannahan and Mike Carp to open the ninth. In the span of just two pitches, however, Seattle came from behind. Mike Sweeney hit Rivera's first offering to center for a double and...

2009-09-08 21:39:00

Nick Swisher hit two home runs, the second in the ninth inning, Tuesday to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Swisher connected with a Dan Wheeler (4-4) fastball with one out in the ninth to give New York its fourth win in five games. The homer made a winner of Mariano Rivera (2-2), who pitched a perfect ninth. Evan Longoria and Jason Bartlett each homered for Tampa Bay, which has lost seven straight. The Yankees remained nine games ahead of Boston in the AL...

2009-08-20 00:12:47

Mariano Rivera needed just seven pitches to record his 36th save Wednesday and preserve a 3-2 win for the New York Yankees over Oakland. Chad Gaudin made his first start with the Yankees after being acquired from San Diego Aug. 6, but he did not figure in the decision. New York had a 3-2 lead going into the fifth, but Gaudin loaded the bases with one out in that inning and was removed in favor of Alfredo Aceves. Aceves (8-1) got Kurt Suzuki to ground into a double play to end the inning and...

2009-08-16 03:35:56

Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher each hit a home run and had two RBI Saturday in the New York Yankees' fifth straight win, a 5-2 decision over Seattle. The Yankees benefited from an error and went on to score four runs in the second inning in a win that raised their record to 74-43, the best in the majors. Sergio Mitre (2-1), who picked up his first victory in five starts, gave up both Mariners' runs, one of them earned. Mitre surrendered seven hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. Mariano Rivera...

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