The night belonged to Mariano Rivera the greatest closer of all-time who climbed the mound at Yankee Stadium one last time during his storied career.
The packed house in the Bronx chanted his name while the Tampa Bay Rays were smacking around some reliever in the top of the eighth inning. The crowd then exploded when Yankee manager Joe Girardi called for Mo.
Like he had so many times during his career Rivera pitched out of the jam retiring the two batters he faced.
Again the crowd stood cheered and chanted his name.
The night indeed belonged to Mo.
But the game belonged to the Rays who took another step toward a wild-card playoff spot with a 4-0 victory to run their winning streak to seven. They maintained their slim one-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the wild-card standings with three games to play.
“We feel like we can go all the way” Rays pitcher Joel Peralta said.
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