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Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte Tie Record in New York Yankees Win

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

Mariano Rivera's save in the Yankees' win last night marked the 57th time he has recorded a save when Andy Pettitte starts.

This ties the record for win-save combinations, originally set by Dennis Eckersley and Bob Welch. The 5-3 victory improves the Yankees' record to 8-6, while the Athletics fall to 5-8.

 

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Brett Gardner made the No. 3 play on SportsCenter with his diving catch toward center field in the first inning off Jason Giambi. Then in the second inning, Gardner did it with the bat when he drove in two runs, starting a four-run rally that proved to be the difference in the game. The A's mustered a small rally in the fourth off Pettitte, but they could only manage two ru...

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