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"He's been pitching pretty lights-out. He's attacking hitters, he's getting a good feel for his secondary [pitch], which is pretty good. He's not just a main power-fastball guy, even though his fastball lights up, too. Mainly you can tell his presence on the mound. He's taken ownership of the closer role, and he's running with it."
--Yan Gomes on Allen

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.