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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mark McGwire struck out swinging twice in one game v Mariano Rivera, 8/23/96

On 8/23/96, Oakland A's at Yankees, the win-save duo was Dwight Gooden (5 IP) and Mariano Rivera (2.1 IP) Jeff Nelson and Graeme Lloyd the bridge from Gooden to Rivera. Rivera entered in the 7th, score 4-3 Yankees, 2 outs, runner on 2nd, facing Mark McGwire who struck out swinging. Rivera continued in the 8th and 9th. His last batter in the 9th was McGwire who struck out swinging again. Final score 5-3 Yankees.

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