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Mariano Rivera saved his 601st career game today, tying Trevor Hoffman’s all-time save record. Rivera tossed a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 7-6 victory. Curtis Granderson blasted his 40th homer as  the Yankees record improved to 91-59 on the season. They sport an ML best, 40-11 record in day games. 

#42 Saves His 42nd Game

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The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees early this morning 2-1 in the 12th inning. With the late loss, we unfortunately missed the opportunity to see Mariano Rivera tie Trevor Hoffman’s save record at 601. Still, the Red Sox and Rays lost, so the Yankees lose no ground in the standings.

Gold Glove? - AP

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For the second time this season, a New York Yankee hit a milestone. Mariano Rivera recorded his 600th career save tonight as the Yanks edged the M’s, 3-2. Rivera becomes only the second player in Major League history with 600 saves. Trevor Hoffman, who retired in the off-season, has 603 saves. Mo should blow by him next week. 

As for the game, AJ Burnett had probably one of the oddest outings I’ve ever seen. His command wasn’t that sharp and he threw two wild pitches, but recorded 11 Ks en-route to his 10th win of the year. More surprisingly, ten of the eleven strikeout came on curveballs. Odd stuff. Robbie Cano smacked his 26th homer as the Yankees improve to 90-57 on the season. The Magic Number sits at 8.

Another Day at the Office--AP Photo

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The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this afternoon by a score of 6-5. The Yankees snapped a four-game losing streak as Mariano Rivera saved his 599th career game on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. With the victory, the Yankees move to 88-57 on the season.

Never Forget - AP

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I’ve always wanted to use that title. Anyway, the Yankees started their seven game road trip tonight with a 7-4 win against the KC Royals. Derek Jeter led the offensive charge, collecting three hits while driving in three. AJ Burnett tossed the pill tonight, picking up his ninth win with 5 2/3 innings of three run ball. It was also his first August win ever as a Yankee!

Mo came on in the ninth to notch his 31st save. With the win, the Yankees are once again tied with the Red Sox atop the AL East with matching 73-46 records!

Ugh.

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Robinson Cano’s seventh inning grand slam broke a 2-2 tie as the Yankees went on to edge the Angels, 6-5. Holding a 6-2 advantage heading into the ninth, things got a little dicey. Mariano Rivera inherited two Cory Wade base runners and gave way to a Russell Branyan three-run homer. Mo went on to retire the next two hitters to preserve the win, but Mo has given up a home run in each of his last three appearances. However, the Yankees held on and won this series, improving to 71-45, eight games ahead of the Angels in the AL Wild Card race.

Atta boy, Robbie.

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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the New York Yankees tonight by a score of 6-4. Mariano Rivera came into the game with a tie score, but allowed a two-run homer to former Yankee Bobby Abreu. Then, with the game-winning run (Mark Teixeira) up to bat with runners on first and third in the ninth, Curtis Granderson fell for the old Jeff Nelson third-to-first play to end the game. With the terrible loss, the Yankees fall to 69-45 on the season.

New Look, Same AJ - Mike Stobe, Getty Images

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The stage was set. After four hours, the Yankees handed Mariano Rivera the ball with a 2-1 lead. Rivera would give way to a Dustin Pedroia sac fly, plating Marco Scutaro to tie the game at 2. Boston would win the game an inning later on an RBI double by Josh Reddick off Phil Hughes. It’s a devastating loss for the Bombers as they drop the series to their divisional foes and fall behind them by a game in the AL East.

Damnit

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The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox tonight by a score of 3-2. By no means was it a pretty win, but you know what? The Yankees just won their eighth straight game, and are now in sole-possession of first place in the American League East and American League with a 69-42 record. 

The Game Winner - Elsa, Getty Images

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The New York Yankees posted a victory in the first game of their series with the Chicago White Sox by the score of 3-2. CC Sabathia posted his Major League leading 16th victory en route to leading the Yankees to their fourth straight win, and 65th victory of the season.

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