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Rivera gets 600th career save as Yankees top M’s


Published : Sept. 14, 2011 - 18:56

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SEATTLE (AP) ― Mariano Rivera earned his 600th save, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman’s major league record, by closing out the New York Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Rivera entered with a one-run lead in the ninth and allowed just a one-out single to Ichiro Suzuki. He was retired when catcher Russell Martin caught Suzuki trying to steal second for the final out.

Robinson Cano provided the offense with a homer and two RBIs, while starter A.J. Burnett (10-11) won for the first time since Aug. 15 thanks to a season-high 11 strikeouts. New York stayed four games in front of second-place Boston in the AL East after the Red Sox thumped Toronto 18-6.

Rivera missed out on a save chance in the series opener when the Yankees battered nemesis Felix Hernandez in a 9-3 victory. But the Yankees’ offense was kept in check Tuesday night by Charlie Furbush (3-9).

Reds 2, Cubs 1

Orioles 4, Rays 2

Cardinals 6, Pirates 4

Braves 7, Marlins 1

Red Sox 18, Blue Jays 6

Nationals 3, Mets 2

Astros 5, Phillies 2

Rangers 10, Indians 4

Royals 4, Twins 0

Brewers 2, Rockies 1

Angels 6, A’s 3

Tigers 5, White Sox 0

D-backs 5, Dodgers 4

Giants 3, Padres 2