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Rivera feted in Boston

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera went 15-7 with 64 saves and a 2.59 ERA in 127 games against the Red Sox during his 19-year career. That's 79 Yankees wins over the Red Sox in which he played a fundamental role. So why did Red Sox fans cheer him as one of their own on Sunday night as the team gave him pieces of Fenway Park as going-away presents? Maybe they're relieved to see him retire. Maybe it was the way he endeared himself to Boston fans with a smile and tip of the cap at 2005 Opening Day at Fenway. Either way, the send-off was another memorable moment in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

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