On October 3, 2012.00 Fernando Rodney extends his franchise record to 48 saves when he is brought in to face Jim Thome and gets the DH to hit a fly ball for the final out in the Rays’ 4-1 victory over Baltimore at Tropicana Field. The right-handed closer, who has allowed only five earned runs over 74.2 innings, improves his single-season record for the lowest ERA (0.60) by a reliever in baseball history, bettering Dennis Eckersley’s 0.61 mark established in 1990.