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Sunday baseball notes

Pitching decision: Try to save games or save the money?

It’s funny that two teams playing each other this weekend took such opposite paths.

The Phillies spent $50 million for four years on Jonathan Papelbon because they identified him as one of the top three closers in the game. Their assessment has been correct, as he had 12 saves in 12 chances going into Saturday night’s game.

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