Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rangers Rattle Rivera
David Murphy's single in the 10th inning off of Mariano Rivera gave the Texas Rangers their seventh walk-off win of the season. Murphy is just the sixth player with a game-ending RBI in extra innings against Rivera. It was just the second run that the New York Yankees closer has allowed on the road this season in 21 1/3 innings, and just the second time this season he's allowed three hits in an outing.
How rare was this performance by Rivera? Entering Tuesday:
Rivera had not allowed an earned run in 17 2/3 innings this season in non-save situations.
Rivera had allowed only one run in 21 innings on the road all season.
Rivera had not allowed an earned run in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington since 2000. His streak without allowing a run spanned 18 innings.