Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/18/14

21 Oct 1998: Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 and catcher Joe Girardi #25 of the New York Yankees celebrate following the 1998 World Series Game 4 against the San Diego Padres at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0.
Despite the early 6-0 lead, Mariano Rivera would be needed in a 6-5 win and his 24th save of the season. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) New York Yankees 6 — Los Angeles Angels 5   Every run the Yankees scored today was valuable in today’s 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels. This win ends a five-game losing streak. In four of the last five games, the Yankees would only manage to score two runs in each game. Against the Angels’ ace Jered Weaver, the Yankees would break out for more than that. Chris Stewart started the third inning with a walk and Brett Gardner would hit a single that moved Stewart to third base. Brett Gardner would steal second base to give the Yankees a prime opportunity to score as there were no outs and two in scoring position. Ichiro Suzuki would strikeout and Robinson Cano would fly out to shallow left field, not deep enough to score a run. With two outs, things seemed very bleak with Travis Hafner coming to the plate. Entering today’s game, Hafner was in a ...
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