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Outside the Confines: Closing out the summer

The Dodgers are great but their closer is shaky. Or is he? What’s wrong with the Yankees? And other news from around the league.

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The summer is almost over. I know this not only because my daughter has returned to school, but more importantly, I know this because I’m seeing pumpkin-spice and pumpkin-flavored products on grocery store shelves. I had a nice pumpkin ale today. I’m ready for it to start cooling off.

We’re starting today with a closer you’re probably already familiar with.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.