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When is a closer used in baseball?

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Answered 2006-07-01 02:03:49

In general, for "closing out the game" or the last inning of a close game that you are leading. If the closer does so successfully, he will be awareded a "save". Some of the most high profile relief pitchers have specialized in this high stress, high risk position. Today, Bobby Jenks of the White Sox, Mariano Rivera of the Yankees are two good examples.

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