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Jose Valverde gave up a three-run home run to Raul Ibanez with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that tied the game, blew the save and pushed the game into extra innings.

Terry Collins later said Valverde will remain his closer >> Read more in the Star-Ledger

Valverde has earned the opportunity to continue in this role. It's one game. I'm sure he'll be fine. But, if he stumbles again, I'm all for trying out Gonzalez Germen, who has looked terrific for a while now. That pitch he threw to Mike Trout was impressive.

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