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NL pitchers serve up extra cheese

Powerful young arms bring the heat to silence potent American League lineup

Updated: July 14, 2010, 2:27 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dennis Eckersley retired as a player in 1998, but one of his wittiest gifts to the baseball lexicon endures. As the National League bullpen reflected on its shutdown performance following a 3-1 All-Star Game victory Tuesday night, there were several references to a certain dairy product synonymous with Wisconsin. The Eck would have been proud.

"You're pretty much getting the cheese ball from us, and that's it,'' said Giants closer Brian Wilson. "If you're going to swing ...

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