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Table has turned for Papelbon

Closer blows his sixth save, but he won't be replaced anytime soon

Updated: August 13, 2010, 1:25 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- You know it's a bad day when the best thing you can say about your closer is that he wasn't arrested.

Like the rest of his Red Sox teammates, Jonathan Papelbon walked out of the visitors' clubhouse in the Rogers Centre on Thursday afternoon a free man, unburdened by the kind of trouble Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez found himself in after an alleged altercation with a man Wednesday night in New York.

No allegations of crimes and misdemeanors here, unless ...

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