The real Mariano Rivera has returned after the All Star Break for the Yankees. In 29 games since the break, Rivera is 1-1 with 17 saves, a 2.05 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Rivera has worked 30.2 innings in the 2nd half of the season and he has allowed 27 hits, walked 5 batters and whiffed 36. Rivera’s overall numbers look pretty good now. In 62 games this season, Rivera is 3-4 with 29 saves, a 2.98 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. In 66.1 innings, he has allowed 63 hits, walked 10 batters and whiffed 69. The Yankees have won 8 of their last 10 games which has them 5 games ahead of the Tigers in the Wild Card. But the Yankees who are now 87-64 on the season are only 2.5 games behind the Red Sox in the American League East.