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The Twins went 22-12 after acquiring Rauch from the Diamondbacks on Aug. 28, closing a 4 1/2-game deficit in the AL Central that they erased entirely with a win over the Tigers in an epic, 12-inning one-game playoff. Along the way, Rauch went 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA and, according to Baseball Prospectus's win-expectancy based WXRL, was the fourth-most valuable Twins reliever for the entire season after just 15 2/3 innings pitched.

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