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The great Mariano Rivera blows a save?

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Updated: May 29, 2013, 5:03 PM ET
By Jayson Stark

When 29 other closers blow a save, we file it under Stuff Happens.

When Mariano Rivera blows a save, it's An Event. Still. All these years and all these saves later.

So what happened at Citi Field on Tuesday, when the Greatest Closer Who Ever Lived blew a save in which he faced three hitters and retired none of them? Let's get to the bottom of this:

• The Elias Sports Bureau tells us this was the first time in Rivera's career he'd ever blown a save without retiring ...

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