On April 19, 2011 — Mariano Rivera is saddled with a rare blown save, allowing the Blue Jays a comeback 6 – 5 win at the Rogers Centre. After homers by Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson turn an early 2 – 2 tie into a 5 – 3 Yankees lead, Yunel Escobar leads off the bottom of the 9th with a double off the all-time great closer, who already has seven saves this year. A wild pitch on a walk to Jose Bautista and a perfectly-executed squeeze bunt by John McDonald tie the game at 5-all. In the 10th, Travis Snider doubles home the winning run against Ivan Nova, pressed into the game as the Yankees’ bullpen is depleted; Snider had gone 0 for 5 on the day and had snapped a bat into pieces in frustration after striking out with the bases loaded to end the 6th inning.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference April 19

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National Pastime April 19

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