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Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect inning to earn his 31st save of the season in the Phillies 5-4 victory over the Cardinals Friday.

Papelbon has been killing it lately. He's got six saves in eight scoreless appearances here in August and hasn't allowed a run since July 23, a span of 12 appearances (12 innings), and has a 12:2 K:BB over that span. Fantasy owners literally have nothing to complain about with him as their closer. Nothing. ANALYST: Howard Bender