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Yankees Beat Twins 6-4 & Mariano Rivera Sets The All-Time Save Record

Another historical day at Yankee Stadium as the Mariano Rivera gets save number 602 to move ahead into the #1 spot for all time saves.

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One thing has remained a constant for the Yankees for 15 years and that is that if Mariano Rivera is on the mound, the Yankees will most likely win.  Today was one of those days, and an even bigger day for Mo as he gets career save 602.

The Yankees beat the Twins 6-4 today in a make up game at the Stadium. AJ Burnett ran into a bit of trouble with Minnesota’s lineup in the 4th and 5th inning, but the bullpen would come in and save the day.  Not only was it Mo’s 602nd career save but it was also his 43rd of the season.  The bats were also working today.  Curtis Granderson hit a 2 run homer in the 1st inning off Scott Diamond to get things going for the Yankees. Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher would each add 2 hits while Yankee captain Derek Jeter would for 3-4 on the day.

The Yankee win is second to Mariano’s accomplishment.  He now bumps Trevor Hoffman down to the second spot on the all time saves list, and the chances of anyone catching Mo in the future is unlikely.  Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on his great accomplishment.

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