"I think the right thing is to do it the way it is," Rivera said. "I look forward to this day every year," Rivera said. If he had it his way, Mariano Rivera would prefer to close his final All-Star Game, not start it. But Rivera told ESPNNewYork.com on Sunday that he doesn't like the idea. But Rivera, who has compiled an MLB-record 634 saves during the regular season and 42 during the postseason, would rather have a chance to notch his fifth career All-Star save than make his first start. The New York Yankees closer, who has said he will retire at the end of the season, is aware of the possibility that he could be chosen by American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland to start the July 16 All-Star Game at Citi Field. Detroit's Max Scherzer, the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1997 to get off to an 11-0 start, is the likely candidate to start the game.