Mariano Rivera puts the fears to rest

The Yankees' closer struggled in September, but looked like his old self in Game 1

Updated: October 7, 2010, 4:08 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Before Game 1 of the American League Division Series, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would have "trepidation" about using closer Mariano Rivera for a four-out save.

No one bothered to ask about a five-out save.

Rivera recorded the final out of the eighth inning by leaving the tying run at second base. In the ninth, a missed call on what should have been the final out of the game forced Rivera to pick up the third out twice. Hence, the four-out save in ...

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