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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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Sep 19 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Your browser does not support iframes. SNY.tv host Chris Carlin went on an epic rant over Derek Jeter and his so-called retirement tour after a new Gatorade commercial featuring Jeter went viral on Thursday. “Yo, this clown is a fraud.” Carlin said. “And you are all suckers. This is now grand commercial No. 2 on the farewell tour. And it’s not just the tour — Mariano Rivera did that. It’s not just that Derek Jeter’s doing commercials.” “It’s that t ...
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Derek Jeter walks streets of New York in awesome Gatorade commercial (Video)

Sep 18 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

If you are getting tired of the Derek Jeter tributes by now, we can’t say we blame you. Watching Jeter tour the country and receive an elaborate gift in every city has gotten old if for no other reason than the fact that Mariano Rivera did the exact same ...
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Yankees end Cobb’s no-hit bid in 8th, beat Rays

Sep 11 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole for the second consecutive ...
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Yankees end Cobb’s no-hit bid in 8th, beat Rays

Sep 11 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole to take two of three in the series. Young homered with one out to win it. Yunel Escobar h ...
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Yankees end Cobb’s no-hit bid in 8th, beat Rays

Sep 11 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole for the se ...
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Yankees end Cobb’s no-hit bid in 8th, beat Rays

Sep 11 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the stunned Tampa Bay Rays. Pinch-hitter Martin Prado connected for a two-run shot immediately after Cobb was pulled in the eighth, and the Yankees climbed out of a four-run hole to take two of three in t ...
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Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

Sep 11 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors and sporting a fastball that tops out ar ...
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Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

Sep 11 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors and sporting a fastball that tops out around 90 MPH. In fact, only Mariano Riv ...
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