Minter struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 12th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Pirates.

The flamethrowing southpaw converted his first save chance since blowing one against the Rockies Aug. 18. Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) is eligible to come off the disabled list Sept. 10, but it's not yet clear if he'll be ready by then, or if he'll immediately reclaim closer duties for the Braves. Until the situation becomes clearer, Minter should remain the primary option for saves in Atlanta.

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