Found September 03, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The latest problem facing the Detroit Tigers is left-handed relief pitching. Manager Jim Leyland has three lefties in his bullpen, and all are showing limitations to one extent or another. Leyland pulled Darin Downs, a journeyman who has done well as a lefty relief specialist in his rookie season, into a situation Monday requiring left-on-left effectiveness. Downs got a strikeout to start the seventh inning but was removed after two singles sandwiched around a walk loaded the bases. Brayan Villarreal came in and allowed a sacrifice fly that broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 victory over Detroit, which had just swept Chicago to create a first-place tie with the White Sox in the AL Central. Phil Coke relieved with a man on third and one out in the ninth but walked a left-handed batter, Shin-Soo Choo. He was fortunate to get out of the inning without a run scoring because a baserunning blunder allowed Detroit to pull off a 3-5-2 double play. The third lef...
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