Since this will be the Yankees’ only trip to Detroit this season, the Tigers will hold a ceremony prior to the game to honor Mariano Rivera, who will retire at the end of the 2013 season. The farewell tour has officially begun.
Much like Chipper Jones last year, Rivera will receive gifts and tributes in every city he visits. The gifts will most likely be themed towards each particular city. Fans and teams want to say thank you for playing the game the right way, and to acknowledge his greatness and consistency over his career.
For his career against Detroit, Rivera has amassed 30 saves with a .78 ERA. He has held the Tigers to a .133 batting average, giving up just 26 hits in 57.2 innings. For his career at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park, Rivera has nine total saves.
Rivera and the Yankees hope to make it save number 10 today.