Mariano Rivera's save on Sunday was the 110th in which he recorded four outs. (Kathy Willens/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
It's often said that three is the magic number, and though a trio of runs in the first essentially won the game, it's No. 500 that will be remembered as Mariano Rivera took his place in history by closing out the Subway Series. The milestone save ensured a sweep behind an effective Chien-Ming Wang start.
a-Flied out for Schneider in the 6th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Hernandez, L in the 7th.
BATTING 2B: Martinez, F (6, Wang). TB: Martinez, F 2; Sheffield 2; Castillo, L; Murphy, Dn. RBI: Martinez, F (7), Castillo, L (16). 2-out RBI: Castillo, L. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis; Hernandez, L; Santos, O 2; Cora. SAC: Tatis. GIDP: Wright, D. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Castillo, L (8, 2nd base off Wang/Posada), Wright, D (20, 3rd base off Rivera/Posada).
Game Scores: Wang , Hernandez, L . IBB: Rodriguez, Al (by Hernandez, L), Teixeira (by Feliciano, P), Jeter (by Rodriguez, Fr). HBP: Cora (by Wang). Pitches-strikes: Wang 85-49, Coke 6-4, Hughes, P 16-10, Bruney 15-6, Rivera 23-16, Hernandez, L 116-56, Feliciano,
P 16-8, Green, S 10-5, Rodriguez, Fr 38-18. Groundouts-flyouts: Wang 10-2, Coke 0-0, Hughes, P 2-1, Bruney 0-0, Rivera 2-0, Hernandez, L 6-3, Feliciano, P 2-0,
Green, S 1-0, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0. Batters faced: Wang 23, Coke 1, Hughes, P 5, Bruney 4, Rivera 5, Hernandez, L 26, Feliciano, P 4, Green, S 2, Rodriguez,
Fr 7. Inherited runners-scored: Coke 1-0, Hughes, P 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Green, S 2-0. Umpires: HP: Mike Winters.
1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione. Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 10
mph, Out to CF. T: 3:38. Att: 41,315. Venue: Citi Field. June 28, 2009 June 28, 2009
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