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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP
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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP

Jul 17 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Legendary closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees was declared MVP of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. The American League All-Stars beat their National League counterparts, 3-0 to earn home field advantage in the 2013 World Series.

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees achieved another milestone in his illustrious MLB career - 2013 All-Star Game MVP.  The game marked Rivera's last as an All-Star. The crowd of 45,186 at Citi...

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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP

Jul 17 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Legendary closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees was declared MVP of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. The American League All-Stars beat their National League counterparts, 3-0 to earn home field advantage in the 2013 World Series.

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees achieved another milestone in his illustrious MLB career - 2013 All-Star Game MVP. 

The game marked Rivera's last as an All-Star. The crowd of 45,186 at Citi Field, home of the Yankees' cross-town rival New York Mets, was on its feet to give him a standing ovation once he took the field for the eighth inning to the tune of Metallica's Enter Sandman. Both the National League and American League All-Stars gave him a rousing ovation as well. 

Once he got on the mound, Rivera tipped the cap while other relievers came out to the warning track to honor the great Yankee closerHe appreciated the adulation he received from everyone. 

"Nothing is better than this. I appreciate all of it. From the fans. From the peers."

American League manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers decided not to risk waiting for a save opportunity that might never come for the Yankee closer. 

"If anybody ever messed up Mariano Rivera, I can lay claim to that. I just couldn't take any chance. You know, I'm probably not the most popular manager in baseball. I wanted to make sure I get out of here alive."

Rivera didn't get the save, but managed to eke out a familiar 1-2-3 inning - Jean Segura groundout to second, Allen Craig flied to left field and a Carlos Gomez groundout to short. The save went to Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan who gave the game ball to Rivera once the game's final out was recorded.

Final score: American League 3, National League 0.

Rivera joined forces with nine other American League pitchers to help limit their counterparts to just three hits. The three-run victory snapped a three-game slide against the National League in the All-Star Game.  

USA Today Sports' Paul White notes Rivera left an All-Star Game legacy with a 0.00 ERA. The only run he ever allowed in an All-Star Game was an unearned one 13 years ago. 

Rivera, MLB's all-time leader in saves with 608 and owner of a career-playoff ERA of 0.70, formally announced his plans to retire after the 2013 season on March 9. 

 
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Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara

Oct 27 2014 4:01pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Koji Uehara had a meteoric rise to becoming one of the most dominant closers in the game, but the 39-year-old also had a sharp decline at the end of the 2014 season that has seriously clouded his free agent stock. Strengths/Pros You’d be hard-pressed to find a relief pitcher — or any pitcher — with definitively better control than Uehara. Since jumping to the Majors in 2009, Uehara has walked 46 batters i ...
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Kansas City Royals Have 1st Bullpen in MLB History to Start a Postseason 7-0

Oct 23 2014 8:18pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

When Kelvin Herrera of the Kansas City Royals was credited with the victory in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals bullpen became the first in MLB history to start a postseason with a cumulative 7-0 record, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). In addition to the record-setting streak, the seven victories have tied an all-time postseason mark for most total bullpen wins, per MLB Stat of th ...
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Holland, Kimbrel win Reliever of Year Awards

Oct 22 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Awar ...
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Royals' Holland wins first Mariano Rivera Award

Oct 22 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: CBS SportsLine.com

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10 years later: Relive 'Four Days in October'

Oct 17 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: espn red sox

We’ll have more goodies for you next week as we get closer to the 10-year anniversary of the storybook 2004 Red Sox championship, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t pause to recognize perhaps the most important date in that fairy tale run: Oct. 17, 2004 -- the night of Game 4 of the ALCS. Exactly 10 years ago tonight, the Red Sox -- trailing three games to none -- rallied off Yankees legend Mariano Rivera to tie Game 4 and won it in the 12th inning on a walk-off homer by David ...
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Oct 5 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

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Run, Terrance, Run: Kansas City Takes Off

Oct 2 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Splice Today

Terrance Gore: a name 99 out of 100 baseball fans probably never heard of before last night. Today, maybe that number drops to 90. When your eyes set upon Terrance Gore, standing there on first base in the bottom of the 8th inning of the American League Wild-Card Game, you probably think one thing: “Man, he’s TINY!” Selected to run for the rather glacially-paced Billy Butler, who had just trimmed Oakland’s lead down to two runs (7-5), Gore came in with on ...
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Derek Jeter: Deconstructing the Myth of the Yankee Captain

Sep 29 2014 3:16pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There is fact, and there is legend. There is Derek Jeter the ballplayer, and there is Derek Jeter the myth, and the myth—reflected in the outpouring of adulation and parade of retirement gifts normally reserved for the titans of the game—has outgrown the man. How did this happen? How did Derek Jeter, who never even won an AL MVP award, become this generation’s Joe DiMaggio? There’s no denying Madison Avenue’s role. The ubi ...
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Anthopoulos: Blue Jays aim to retain Cabrera

Sep 28 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO – Just as there are various reasons for the shortcomings of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays, their general manager must address many needs before the 2015 season begins. brightcove.createExperiences(); Alex Anthopoulos aims to improve his bullpen, fortify his bench, pursue infield help and retain Melky Cabrera in what promises to be a busy off-season for the  Blue Jays. Anthopoulos declined to say where he expects the Blue Jays’ ...
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Anthopoulos: Blue Jays aim to retain Cabrera

Sep 28 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO – Just as there are various reasons for the shortcomings of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays, their general manager must address many needs before the 2015 season begins. brightcove.createExperiences(); Alex Anthopoulos aims to improve his bullpen, fortify his bench, pursue infield help and retain Melky Cabrera in what promises to be a busy off-season for the  Bl ...
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