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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher J.P. Howell delivers to the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Oakland won 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher J.P. Howell delivers to the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Oakland won 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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