• Rivera, a five-time World Series champion with the Yankees, is baseball’s all-time leader in saves (635) and games finished (926).
• The 43-year-old wasn’t always a reliever. He’s a converted shortstop who didn’t make his major league debut until he was 25, then developed an outstanding cut fastball that is his trademark pitch.
• Rivera’s 2.20 ERA entering Tuesday was 13th best in history, and his career WHIP (walks and hits per nine innings) of 1.003 was the best in baseball since 1920.
• In 12 postseason appearances vs. the Twins, the 12-time All-Star has not given up a run. During the regular season, he has 55 appearances against the Twins with 34 saves and four blown saves.
• Rivera had a record streak of 51 converted save opportunities at home end on May 16, 2010, when Jason Kubel hit a two-out grand slam off him in the eighth for a 6-3 Twins victory.
• Despite his continued success, Rivera says retirement after this season “is definite. No question about it.”
|Toronto - LP: A. Loup||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Outman||6|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde||4|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||8||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson||16||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr.||2|
|Houston - LP: B. Peacock||1||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman||10||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: M. Belisle||9|
|San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum||4||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: R. Erlin||3|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright||4|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||5||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: E. Mujica||6|