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Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera Set Record

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Outside of a three-year hiatus, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera have pitched together for a very long time on a team that is known to keep their players on a short leash.

They’ve been together for so long because they’ve become quite an effective tandem and last night they tied the record for most, 57, times a closer picked up the save for a specific starter.

“It’s special, definitely—it is special,” Rivera said. “The most important thing is that we won the game. He gave us a good performance today and we were able to put some runs on the board and hold it.”

“It’s a lot of longevity,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. &ldqu...

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