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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel pumps his fists after getting the final out in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Craig Kimbrel

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is a contender for the National League Cy Young award.

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is embraced by
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Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is embraced by Braves' catcher Brian McCann after the Braves' 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and catcher Brian
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Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and catcher Brian McCann celebrate after defeating the Colorado Rockies, 1-0. (Sept. 6, 2012)

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel pumps his
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel pumps his fists after getting the final out in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works during
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel works during the eighth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves delivers a
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Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Craig Kimbrel, left, and Dan Uggla of the
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Craig Kimbrel, left, and Dan Uggla of the Atlanta Braves celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel is unable
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel is unable to catch the throw to first as Miami's Jose Reyes safely reaches base during the ninth inning. (Sept. 17, 2012)

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel reacts after
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel reacts after striking out Washington's Tyler Moore for the final out of the Braves' 5-4 win. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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Pitcher Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves celebrates
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Pitcher Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves celebrates after throwing the last pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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