(SEATTLE) — Add another milestone to a great career.
Andy Pettitte pitched 7 1/3 innings of one run ball and earns his 250th career win, as the New York Yankees topped the Seattle Mariners 3-1, on Saturday afternoon.
Pettitte (5-3) became the 47th pitcher in major league history to reach that milestone.
“I’ll remember this one, that’s for sure,” said Pettitte, who also picked up his 213th victory as a Yankee, putting him third on the franchise’s career list behind Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231).
Rivera worked the ninth and saved a Pettitte victory for the 71st time, the most of any pitching combination since the save rule was established.
“I have the same joy he has, knowing that I’ve been there for every one of them,” said Rivera, who earned his 630th save to add to his major league record. “I’ve been able to contribute a little bit to his success. I’m as happy as he is.
“He pitched a tremendous game today. To be there for his 250th, that’s special.”
Jayson Nix drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who have won 5-of-6.
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