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Starters who could make a difference in the bullpen in October

Don't be surprised if you see pitchers like Clayton Kershaw popping out of the pen more than ever this fall. Here are the best options for each playoff team. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

Two years ago, it was Jon Lester containing the Indians for three innings in the biggest game in Cubs history. Last fall, it was the Astros' Charlie Morton performing some Game 7 World Series magic on the Dodgers.

Normally used as starters, Lester and Morton put exclamation points on championship seasons with memorable bullpen outings. With the playoffs almost here, more and more rotation guys are trending toward double duty. Don't be surprised if you see Lester and Morton joined by guys like Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer coming out of the bullpen in key spots.