New socks, same Mo on Opening Day

Mr. Automatic notches save No. 560 with customary grace, uncharacteristic style

Updated: April 1, 2011, 12:01 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Out of a chilled London mist and the sweeping grayness of an Opening Day best suited for the Halas Bears, not the Girardi Yankees, No. 42 appeared with 42 saves to go to match the most prolific closer of them all.

In pursuit of Trevor Hoffman, Mariano Rivera did not look half as cold as the fans wearing ski caps and gloves, all of them standing and cheering under the hauntingly familiar sound of "Enter Sandman." The New York Yankees held a 6-3 lead over the Detroit Tigers, the ...

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