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Rivera blows save in season opener

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In what might very well be his final season, Mariano Rivera blew an Opening Day save and let the Yankees fall to a stunning 7-6 loss at Tropicana Field this afternoon. CC Sabathia had bounced back from a first-inning grand slam, and Dave Robertson had wiggled out of eighth-inning trouble, but the first two batters of the ninth inning singled and tripled off Rivera. That tied the game at 6, and after intentionally walking the bases loaded — and after the Yankees brough in a fifth infielder — Rivera allowed a one-out, game-winning single to Carlos Pena, the same guy who had hit a grand slam eight innings earlier.

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