Yankees set to honor Rivera in September

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Yankees set to honor Rivera in September

NEW YORK - The Yankees will honor retiring closer Mariano Rivera with a ceremony on Sept. 22 before New York plays the San Francisco Giants.

Rivera announced in spring training this will be his last season. The 43-year-old has spent 19 seasons with the Yankees, made 13 All-Star games and is baseball’s career saves leader with 641.

He was selected MVP of the most recent All-Star game at Citi Field in New York.

The Yankees say more details about the ceremony will be announced later.

Rivera got his 34th save on Wednesday as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-0.

The Dodgers, who had won four straight and 10 of 11 since the All-Star break, got eight scoreless innings from Clayton Kershaw.

AP, Reuters

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