Mariano Rivera became the all-time saves leader on Monday with his 602nd save, in a victory over the Minnesota Twins. Rivera tied Trevor Hoffman on Saturday with his 601st save, and broke the tie with a strikeout of Chris Parmelee to cap a perfect ninth inning.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first time that Parmelee faced Rivera in his career. Left-handed hitters are now 68-429 (.159 batting average) career in their first career plate appearance versus Rivera.
Source: ESPN.com (Stats & Info Blog)