With the tying run at second base, Mariano Rivera got Mike McCoy to fly out harmlessly to Curtis Granderson to end the Yankees’ 5-4 win on Saturday.
Rivera’s only blemish on Saturday was allowing a double to Jose Molina with two outs in the frame.
Rivera has now saved two straight games since blowing two saves on the road last week.
Saturday was Rivera’s ninth of the season, the most saves prior to May 1 in his 16 years in the majors.
The 41-year old righty has saved or won 10 of the Yankees’ 11 home wins this year.
ROBBIE ROLLS IN APRIL: Robinson Cano finished the month hitting in .330 with seven doubles, eight homers and 21 RBI after batting .400 with eight homers last April. Cano, who went 1-for-3 on Saturday, is the third player to have consecutive Aprils with 30 hits and eight homers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He joins Vinny Castilla and Alex Rodriguez.
Overall, Cano has hit in 18 of his last 19 and 21 of the Yankees’ 24 games this season.
BAD IN THE BRONX: The Yankees banged around Kyle Drabek to the tune of five earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 2.1 innings. Kyle and his father Doug Drabek are winless as visitors in the Bronx, going 0-3 with a 9.37 ERA (16.1 IP, 17 ER) in four starts.
MARTE THROWS: Damaso Marte, who underwent shoulder surgery last October, said he played catch for the first time earlier this week from about 90 feet away. He hopes to increase the distance the next time he throws. He believes he will throw again at some point next week.