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MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Thursday, boosting Boston to a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 5

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner's two-run triple highlighted New York's four-run fourth Wednesday and the Yankees held on to down the Chicago White Sox 6-5.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 4

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Edwin Nunez capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double Tuesday and the New York Yankees came back to shock the Chicago White Sox 6-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 8, Baltimore 5

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Ichiro Suzuki highlighted a five-run New York fifth Friday and launched the Yankees to an 8-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 (11 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson drove in Alfonso Soriano with an 11th-inning sacrifice fly Sunday, boosting the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 3-2.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Toronto 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte allowed a lone run over six innings Thursday and the New York Yankees needed just four hits to defeat Toronto 5-3.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki recorded the 4,000th hit of his pro career Wednesday as part of the New York Yankees' 4-2 decision over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Toronto 2 (2nd game)

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jayson Nix homered and delivered a game-winning RBI single Tuesday, rallying the New York Yankees over Toronto 3-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Boston 6

BOSTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a homer, driving in two runs Sunday after being controversially hit by a pitch in the New York Yankees' 9-6 win over Boston.

MLB: New York Yankees 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda fired eight shutout innings Monday and the New York Yankees survived a late Los Angeles rally to best the Angels 2-1.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Detroit 4

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner hit a two-out homer in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing the New York Yankees to overcome sudden relief problems to defeat Detroit 5-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Detroit 3 (10 inn.)

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner singled in Jayson Nix with two out in the 10th inning Friday, allowing the New York Yankees to end Detroit's 12-game winning streak 4-3.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 6, NY Yankees 5 (12 inn.)

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Alejandro De Aza tripled in two runs in the 12th inning Wednesday to bring the Chicago White Sox a wild 6-5 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ivan Nova went handcuffed the Padres for seven innings and Curtis Granderson homered late Saturday, sparking the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over San Diego.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay's RBI single broke a scoreless tie in the ninth Wednesday, leading to the New York Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera walks back to the dugout after the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 2, 2009. The Yankees won 8-5. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969) is a Panamanian right-handed baseball pitcher who has played 17 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. Nicknamed "Mo", Rivera has served as a relief pitcher for most of his career, and since 1997, he has been the Yankees' closer. A 12-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, Rivera ranks first in MLB history in games finished (880) and saves (601). His achievements include winning the American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Award five times, the 1999 World Series MVP Award, and the 2003 AL Championship Series MVP Award.

Rivera was signed by the Yankees organization in 1990 as an amateur free agent in Panama, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995. Initially a starting pitcher, he struggled in the role and was consequently converted to a relief pitcher. After a breakthrough season in 1996 as a setup man, he became the Yankees' closer in 1997. In the following years, he established himself as one of baseball's top relievers, leading the major leagues in saves in 1999, 2001, and 2004. His presence in the late innings of games to record the final outs has played an instrumental role in the Yankees' success in the late-1990s and 2000s. His pitching repertoire consists primarily of one pitch—a sharp-breaking, mid-90s mile per hour (mph) cut fastball that has been called an all-time great pitch.

Rivera is regarded as one of the most dominant relievers in baseball history. Pitching with a longevity and consistency uncommon to the closer role, he has saved at least 25 games in a record 15 consecutive seasons and has posted an earned run average (ERA) under 2.50 in 12 seasons. Rivera has further distinguished himself with a calm, placid demeanor that contrasts with the demonstrative nature of many of his peers. An exceptional postseason performer, he holds postseason records for saves (42) and ERA (0.71), among other records. Sportswriters anticipate Rivera will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame upon retirement. He intends to work in philanthropy after his baseball career.

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