1:05 PM ET, May 25, 2011
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi remembers the first time he caught Mariano Rivera, before the start of the 1996 season, back when he was still a player."I was like, 'Who is this kid?'" Girardi recalled. "I'm like, 'Man, this kid is special.'"Girardi is the Yankees' manager now. Rivera is no longer a kid.He's still something special, though.
An Exercise in Futility
Toronto's Jo-Jo Reyes matched a major league record Wednesday by making his 28th consecutive start without earning a win.
Most Consecutive Winless Starts
Divisional Era (Since 1969)
Keough tossed a complete game in his next start, a 6-1 win over Milwaukee on Sept. 5, 1979. ... Toronto caught Granderson asleep at second base in the first inning. Bautista made a diving grab in right and chased Teixeira back with a throw to first. Granderson was still at third, so Juan Rivera threw to second for the rare 9-3-6 double play. ... Yankees setup man Rafael Soriano could be out two months after a visit Wednesday with Dr. James Andrews confirmed he has an inflamed ligament in his right elbow, GM Brian Cashman said.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 11-7 (as of Wed 5/25)|
|Tue 4/19||@TOR 6, NYY 5||Recap|
|Wed 4/20||NYY 6, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Fri 4/29||TOR 5, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/30||@NYY 5, TOR 4||Recap|
|Sun 5/1||@NYY 5, TOR 2||Recap|
|Mon 5/23||TOR 7, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Tue 5/24||@NYY 5, TOR 4||Recap|
|» Wed 5/25||@NYY 7, TOR 3||Box Score|
|Thu 7/14||@TOR 16, NYY 7||Recap|
|Fri 7/15||@TOR 7, NYY 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/16||NYY 4, @TOR 1||Recap|
|Sun 7/17||NYY 7, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Fri 9/2||@NYY 3, TOR 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/3||@NYY 6, TOR 4||Recap|
|Sun 9/4||@NYY 9, TOR 3||Recap|
|Fri 9/16||@TOR 5, NYY 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/17||NYY 7, @TOR 6||Recap|
|Sun 9/18||@TOR 3, NYY 0||Recap|
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|1st||C Granderson doubled to deep right, D Jeter scored.||0||1|
|2nd||A Jones homered to left center (430 feet), R Martin scored.||0||3|
|3rd||M Teixeira homered to left (379 feet), C Granderson scored.||0||5|
|6th||J Rivera singled to left, C Patterson scored.||1||5|
|6th||A Jones homered to center (422 feet), N Swisher scored.||1||7|
|7th||E Thames doubled to deep right center, A Hill scored.||2||7|
|7th||J Nix grounded out to third, E Thames scored, R Davis to third.||3||7|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||43,201 (85.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||78 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Laz Diaz, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - John Hirschbeck|
From Elias: Mariano Rivera has now appeared in 1,000 games in his career. He is the 15th pitcher all-time to appear in 1,000 games and the first to reach the total with one team.
FROM ELIAS Among active pitchers, the pitcher whose team has the best winning percentage when he pitches (minimum 500 appearances) is Mariano Rivera's .850. Joe Nathan's teams rank 2nd (.793). The all-time leader among those retired is Billy Wagner (.780), which Rivera will almost certainly surpass when he retires.
The Yankees were one out from defeat, but got a hit to tie from Curtis Granderson, and a hit to win from Mark Teixeira to win via walk-off Tuesday night. It's the first time the Yankees went "hit to tie, followed by hit to win" in consecutive plate appearances when down to their last out since August 27, 2005. That day, they ralled from 7-3 down in the bottom of the 9th to win against the Royals, tying on a two-out RBI double by Gary Sheffield and winning on a single by Alex Rodriguez.
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