07/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mariano Rivera Earns 500th Save, Yankees Sweep Mets

A few minutes after recording the 500th save of his career - against the Mets, in their new ballpark, in the Subway Series, no less - Mariano Rivera was laughing and joking in an interview room at Citi Field, talking about how he actually preferred getting his first career RBI in the ninth inning to the milestone save.

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