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Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 17th save after throwing a perfect ninth inning and preserving the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Papelbon tossed his second perfect inning in a row Thursday and is building another scoreless inning streak after Monday's misstep. In fact, Monday's poor showing was just his first run allowed over his last 16 appearances. That's only going to see his value skyrocket amongst teams looking for closers this year as the rumors pile up with potential trade possibilities.ANALYST: Howard Bender