The Juice: Mariano Rivera blows save as White Sox sweep, Tigers and Braves extend winning streaks (Big League Stew)

By at 8 August, 2013, 6:59 am

The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Get me rewrite : Chicago's retirement gift for the great Mariano Rivera? How about a broom? Despite heading into the series as one of the worst teams in baseball, the Chicago White Sox finished off a sweep of the New York Yankees on Wednesday night when Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run, two-out triple for a 6-5 victory . The big blow came off Yankees reliever Adam Warren, but it wouldn't have been possible were it not for Adam Dunn's game-tying RBI single off Rivera in the bottom of the ninth. The White Sox were down to their last strike on both occasions. It was the third time in 38 chances that Rivera has blown a save this season. ''You don't expect to tie it up off the greatest closer ever, but I guess with our team that makes perfect sense,'' Chicago's Paul Konerko said, smiling. While Rivera's unique farewell tour has been great, it's becoming increasingly clear he could get the same playoff-less sendoff that old Yankee Stadium got in 2008. Wednesday's loss dropped New York to 11 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East and seven games out of the second wild card spot. As for A-Rod, he went 1 for 5 with a strikeout as the union announced it had formally appealed his 211-game suspension.
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