MLB: Rivera didn't doctor ball

Updated: October 20, 2009, 7:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Some Los Angeles Angels fans are arguing that video evidence shows Mariano Rivera doctoring a baseball, but Major League Baseball says it doesn't add up to, well, spit.

A video made the rounds of YouTube on Tuesday showing the Yankees closer looking around and then spitting toward the baseball in his hands during the 10th inning of Monday's game. The next pitch he threw broke like a slider, prompting many to say that Rivera was throwing a spit ball.

Major League Baseball did ...

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