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K-Rod earns first five-out save since '05

Updated: April 23, 2010, 12:07 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mike Pelfrey may have a 19-inning scoreless streak, but he no longer has bragging rights over Francisco Rodriguez.

It took until Game No. 16, but K-Rod finally earned his first save of 2010 -- his longest wait in six years, since Troy Percival served as closer in Anaheim and Rodriguez didn't pick up his first save until May 9.

Rodriguez earned Thursday night's save, in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Cubs. He entered with a three-run lead, and with the bases loaded and one ...

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