Cleveland Indians' Chris Perez Notches 100th Career Save, Shows Development As Pitcher


Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is a two-time AL All-Star (this season and last), so when he says he's become a more polished pitcher, he should probably be taken at his word.

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Perez recorded his 100th career save Monday night in a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. That's 32 saves on the season for the 26-year-old, and he's on a pace to top his total of 36 from last season.

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Perez explained to MLB.com that his command and control of pitches has improved over his time in the big leagues.

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Indians manager Manny Acta has seen Perez develop as a pitcher and says Perez is a "totally different guy" this season. Perez has 91 saves over the past three seasons in Cleveland, and was a setup man when he first arrived in Ohio in 2009.

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Perez got his 100th save after coming into the game with two runners on base and no one out and threw 15 pitches and retired the side Monday night.

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