Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/28/14
By STEVE KORNACKIFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COMDETROIT Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Fridaymorning that he most likely wont be able to use closer Joaquin Benoit ineither game of the day-night doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals.Benoit threw 41 pitches and completed 2 23 innings inearning clutch saves on Wednesday and Thursday.Im not sure if I can (use Benoit), Leyland said. Imgoing to check, but Im not going to take any chances. And I probably wont use(Bruce) Rondon either.Rondon, a rookie, has pitched in three of the last fourgames. He totaled 2 23 innings with a very economical 34 pitches by virtue ofissuing nary a walk. And hes not allowed a run despite striking out just onebatter over that stretch displaying that hes learning how to pitch.Both pitchers have been critical during a 19-5 stretch thathas enabled Detroit to build a 6.5-game lead on the Cleveland Indians and an8.5-game lead on the Royals.Leyland listed Al Alburquerque, Jose Veras, Phil Coke, DrewSmyly and Jerem...
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