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Originally Published: May 2, 2007

BASEBALL TONIGHT EXTRA

Shining away from spotlight By Mark Simon, ESPN Research

On a night when one-run games were so prevalent, we thought it would be worthwhile to pay tribute to a group of unheralded standouts this season -- set-up men. During an era in which most starters finish their days after six innings, a number of middle relievers have become increasingly valuable. This season, two have stepped into the spotlight as rookies, Joe Smith of the Mets and Hideki Okajima ...

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