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By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals say they have found a perfect fit for closer in Trevor Rosenthal.
The 24-year-old right-hander leads the major leagues with 34 saves in his first season as the closer.
The former 21st-round draft pick out of Lee's Summit, Missouri, took charge last September when Edward Mujica faltered. He has been a key piece ever since for the defending National League champions, who were a game back in the Central after taking two of three from first-place Milwaukee over the weekend.
Rosenthal has been durable, leading the team with 51 appearances. He has also calmly taken responsibility after some infrequent tough outings.
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