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The New York Yankees were leading the lowly Chicago White Sox, 6-1, heading into the top of the eighth inning. CC Sabathia had finally pitched a good game. But Paul Konerko hit a hard single to left to give the White Sox men on first and second with one out andJoe Girardi had seen enough. The manager was probably kicking himself for allowing Sabathia to start the inning since Sabathia began it over 100 pitches. David Robertson was brought in and all was well with the world. Robertson again this season has been one of the best relievers in baseball. But Robertson was not good on this night. Three singles and a walk later, the score was 6-5 and Robertson could not get the last out of the inning. Girardi brought in Mariano Rivera. And then all was right with the world. Once again, Yankee fans were basking in the glow of Mo.
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he'll talk to Mariano Rivera in
the offseason about whether the New York Yankees closer definitely
wants to retire.
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Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs
in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single
in the 10th that sent the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees
9-8 in a Thursday night thriller.
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