Found September 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The impressive part for Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wasn't Miguel Cabrera's 40th home run, nor the two-run shot Prince Fielder hit to reach 100 RBI. It was the performance of his bullpen Tuesday after starter Max Scherzer had to leave after two innings due to shoulder fatigue. "When Max had to go out, we were scrambling," Leyland said after Detroit's bullpen combined for seven innings of one-run relief in a 12-2 win over the Oakland A's. "The bullpen was the key to the game. "We were fortunate to have an explosion and get some runs." Oakland is laden with left-handed bats and switch hitters, so Leyland immediately turned to lefty Darin Downs to begin the third. Downs lasted 2 2/3 innings and didn't allow a run, with the help of a double play that got him out of a first-and-third, one-out situation in the fourth. Leyland got two outs from right-hander Brayan Villarreal and then went back to another lefty, Phil Coke, who was ...
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