DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland is a little concerned and the fans are downright antsy, but reliever Phil Coke believes everything is going to be just fine.
Coke worked with pitching coach Jeff Jones earlier in the week on some mechanical fixes in his delivery.
Leyland called on Coke in the eighth inning Wednesday night after the Tigers had clawed back from a 7-0 deficit to an 8-7 deficit.
Coke retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on a ground ball. Then Nick Swisher got a base hit to center, Robinson Cano followed with a single, Mark Teixeira added an RBI single and Eric Chavez fouled off seven pitches in an 11-pitch at-bat before getting an RBI groundout.
Just like that, the Yankees' lead was back to three runs, 10-7.
"He's just not getting the ball where he's trying to get it," Leyland said. "He got the first out with Jeter, you're feeling pretty good. Then the blooper. In defense of him, the next one was a little bloop. But he couldn't stop it."
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