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Saturday July 20th 2024


Mariano Rivera Shows Why He’s Still the Best

closer Mariano Rivera almost had flashbacks to 2001 when he lost the World Series to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In that game, it all started with a bloop single.

Last night a 10th inning rally by the Diamondbacks started the same way. After center fielder Curtis Granderson gave the Yankees a 6-5 lead with a solo home run in the top half of the 10th, Rivera came out to work his second inning of the night.

Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew started the bottom half with a broken bat single off Rivera. Justin Upton then drilled a double down the left field line to put runners on second and third. Rivera intentionally walked the next batter to load the bases with nobody out.

There are not many pitchers who can get out of a bases-loaded, ...

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