The Mariano Report

Mariano Rivera got Albert Pujols on a check swing to stop the Angels’ five-run 9th inning and the Yankees held on for a 6-5 win over the Angels.

Rivera earned his 24th save of the season and the 632nd save of his career. Rivera has had 16 seasons of at least 24 saves. Trevor Hoffman had 14.

The save was his 28th of his career against the Angels, the fewest he has recorded against any AL club.

Rivera has now allowed five-of-six inherited runners to score this season, an 83% rate which brings his lifetime rate up to 30%.

Rivera has allowed hits in his last four appearances; he’s allowed hits in five or more consecutive appearances 19 times in his career with the longest streaks being 11 straight games in 1995 and in 2006.