K-Rod moves into seventh on all-time saves list

Veteran closer locks down 378th game, passes Nathan

K-Rod moves into seventh on all-time saves list

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez capped a milestone day at Miller Park by moving up another spot on Major League Baseball's all-time saves list.

Rodriguez surrendered a two-out solo home run in the ninth inning before closing the Brewers' 8-7 win at Miller Park for his 30th save this season in as many chances and 35th in a row dating to last season, the longest active streak in baseball. It was also the 378th save of his career, moving Rodriguez past Joe Nathan for seventh all-time.

"It's a security blanket," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "With 'Frankie' back there, you kind of start from the back of the game and you know the ninth inning is his, and you kind of don't worry about the ninth inning. That's what he's created here -- you just don't worry about the ninth inning."

Next up on the all-time saves list is Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, who is sixth with 390 saves.

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