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Saturday November 29th 2014

Mariano Rivera’s First Post-Season Appearance Was Long but Typical

Griffey Jr. had just hit a home run in the top of the 12th inning off John Wettland to give the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 lead. When Edgar Martinez singled, New York Yankees' manager Buck Showalter had seen enough.

Mariano Rivera made his first appearance in post-season play. The date was Oct. 4, 1995. Rivera struck out Jay Buhner.

Jeff Nelson struck out Randy Velarde for the first out in the Yankees' half of the 12th inning, but he walked Wade Boggs. Jorge Posada (that's not a typographical error) ran for Boggs.

Tim Belcher took over for Nelson to face Bernie Williams. Belcher walked Williams but retired Paul O'Neill for the second out. The batter was Ruben Sierra.

Posada and Williams took their leads, Belcher delivered and ...

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