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Rivera Gets 600th Career Save As Yanks Beat Mariners

By on September 14th, 2011

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera notched his 600th career save on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 in Seattle.

Rivera joins Trevor Hoffman as the only pitchers to get to 600 career saves; Hoffman is the all time leader with 601.

In other baseball action, Justin Verlander wins his 23rd game as Detroit beats Chicago 5-0. Tampa Bay loses 4-2 to Baltimore while Boston rips Toronto 18-6 to move them four games ahead of the Rays in the American League wild card race.
Texas downs Cleveland 10-4 and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland as the Rangers stay three games up on the Angels in the AL West.

In the National League, Milwaukee downs Colorado 2-1 as its magic number to clinch the NL Central is eight. Second place St.Louis kept pace by beating Pittsburgh 6-4 while Atlanta beats Florida 7-1 to keep the Braves three and a half games up on St.Louis in the wild card race.


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