ST. LOUIS (AP) -St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Franklin, who's been successful as their setup man, signed a two-year contract extension on Thursday that includes a team option for 2010.
The 34-year-old right-hander was 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 37 appearances entering Thursday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He got the decision in a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Arizona on Wednesday night.
Franklin, who competed for a starting job in spring training, was holding opposing batters to a .212 average. His ERA led NL relievers with 40 or more innings and is third-best in the major leagues.

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