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Melancon solid in closer role

Mark Melancon

Mark Melancon stepped in for injured Jason Grilli as the Pirates' closer, and he hasn't missed a beat. In 57 appearances this season, the 28-year-old is 2-1 with with an 0.80 ERA, 54 strikeouts, seven saves and 26 holds.'s George Von Benko caught up with Melancon recently.

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