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Peralta's success earns him responsibility

Peralta's success earns him responsibility

MILWAUKEE -- Entering Saturday's action, Nationals reliever Joel Peralta had allowed one run in 14 2/3 innings. Look for him to see more action in the late innings, manager Jim Riggleman said.

Since his contract was purchased in late June, Peralta has pitched in short and long relief.

"Joel has done a good job," Riggleman said. "He has really thrown a lot of strikes -- a nice repertoire of pitches -- and comes right at hitters. We are going to try to work him in some more situations where we have a lead and are in closer ballgames. He has had lot of good appearances. You get to the point where it's not a small sample of work. It's fairly a large number of appearances with a lot of success."

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