Yankees Come Home After 3-3 Start On Road
NEW YORK (AP) ? When Mariano Rivera jogs out to the first base line and humbly tips his cap to the adoring crowd Friday during festivities at Yankee Stadium he will do so without tipping anyone off to his retirement plans.
If this is going to be Rivera's last year in baseball ? he hinted as much during spring training ? his ever-steady performance on the field is no indication. The record-setting closer helped make sure the New York Yankees are heading into their 110th home opener in a better state of mind.
After being swept in Tampa Bay, Rivera finished each of the Yankees' three straight wins ? saves 604 and 605 ? in Baltimore, including two in extra innings Tuesday and Wednesday.