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Ranking the playoff closers

Closers are crucial in October, and Boston, Atlanta have the edge

Updated: October 4, 2013, 11:01 AM ET
By Jared Cross | ESPN Insider

In general, closers are overrated during the regular season, when their impact is typically overstated. After all, you can have only so much value pitching an inning at a time with a lead of one to three runs.

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