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The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera (Credit: Getty Images)

The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera on becoming the all-time leader. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Yankees 6, Twins 4

Mariano Rivera picked up record save No. 602 on by pitching a perfect ninth inning as the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-4 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera, right, throws in
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New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera, right, throws in a ball from the outfield next to catching instructor Julio Mosquera during batting practice before a game against the Minnesota Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett didn't make it
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Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett didn't make it out of the fifth inning against the Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Alex Peluso, right, and his friend Chris Filomio,
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Alex Peluso, right, and his friend Chris Filomio, of Wappinger Falls, N.Y. show their support for Yankees closer Mariano Rivera during batting practice before a game against the Minnesota Twins. Rivera is tied with Trevor Hoffman at 601 career saves. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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Television host Regis Philbin throws out a ceremonial
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Television host Regis Philbin throws out a ceremonial pitch before the game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera smiles as he is interviewed during
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Mariano Rivera smiles as he is interviewed during batting practice before a game against the Minnesota Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond throws against
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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond throws against the New York Yankees in the second inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Derek Jeter reacts after hitting a foul ball
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Derek Jeter reacts after hitting a foul ball in the first inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off
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Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off of Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond in the first inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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Derek Jeter welcomes Curtis Granderson at home plate
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Derek Jeter welcomes Curtis Granderson at home plate after Granderson hit a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond in the first inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Derek Jeter singles off Twins starter Scott Diamond
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Derek Jeter singles off Twins starter Scott Diamond to lead off the game. He scored on Curtis Granderson's 41st home run of the season. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Curtis Grandersonof the New York Yankees celebrates with
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Curtis Grandersonof the New York Yankees celebrates with Derek Jeter after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Luke Hughes of the Minnesota Twins steals second
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Luke Hughes of the Minnesota Twins steals second base in the second inning against the New York Yankees. (Sept. 19, 2011)

A.J. Burnett walks to the dugout after being
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A.J. Burnett walks to the dugout after being taken out of the game by manager Joe Girardi. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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A.J. Burnett walks off the field during the
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A.J. Burnett walks off the field during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Rene Rivera slams his bat after striking out
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Rene Rivera slams his bat after striking out in the fifth inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera delivers a pitch to the Minnesota
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Mariano Rivera delivers a pitch to the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera delivers a called third strike to
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Mariano Rivera delivers a called third strike to Minnesota Twins' Chris Parmelee to notch the all-time saves record at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the fans
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Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the fans after setting the all-time saves record with 602 saves. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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Mariano Rivera celebrates on the mound after recording
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Mariano Rivera celebrates on the mound after recording his 602nd save in a win over the Minnesota Twins. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera is congratulated by teammates after setting
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Mariano Rivera is congratulated by teammates after setting the all-time saves record. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Jorge Posada pushes Mariano Rivera back onto the
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Jorge Posada pushes Mariano Rivera back onto the field to take a bow after setting the all-time MLB saves record. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera gets a kiss from his wife,
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Mariano Rivera gets a kiss from his wife, Clara, after setting the all-time saves record. (Sept. 19, 2011)

Mariano Rivera waves to the fans after setting
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Mariano Rivera waves to the fans after setting the all-time MLB saves record. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera
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The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera on becoming the all-time leader. (Sept. 19, 2011)

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