Bobby Wick ties Doug Jones as the Club’s all-time saves leader with 129

Bob Wickman’s 221st save came with no surprises-it was the usual gut wrenching, no room for errors nail-biter that has become his trademark since his return from Tommy John surgery in 2004.

After the Tribe added an insurance run against Texas in the top of the ninth at the Jake, Bobby entered the 7-5 game to face the heart of the Rangers order.

Michael Young greeted our hero with a double down the right-field line, and was brought home with a Mark Teixeira drive off the left-field wall to cut the lead to 7-6 with no outs.

After a Phil Nevin ground ball advanced Teixeira to third, Bobzilla emerged for his first appearance in Cleveland this year.

With the heat turned up a few notches, the Wickster began to get nasty. He retired the dangerous Hank Blalock on a fly ball to Casey Blake in short right, who proceeded to fire a perfect strike to Victor Martinez at home, holding the tying run at third with two outs.

Enter Kevin Mench, who became the first right-handed batter in major-league history to homer in seven consecutive games when he went deep against Guillermo Mota in the eighth inning. A dramatic 9-pitch battle ensued, with Bobby ending the threat and the game by inducing a harmless pop out to Ronnie Belliard at second.

A fired-up Bobby Wick pumped his fists, shouted and walked around hugging everyone in sight.

“I wasn’t pumped because I tied the record, I was more excited about getting out of a jam. It’s fine with me if I don’t get any saves as long as we win,” said the Wickster. “I made quality pitches. If something had happened, I’d have gone home knowing I got beat with good pitches.”

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