Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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DETROIT Jim Leyland is going home this weekend. No, not to Perrysburg or Pittsburgh, but to National League baseball. The Tigers start a three-game series in Cincinnati on Friday, then play three more games under NL rules at Wrigley Field starting Tuesday. That means pitchers batting, double-switches and no designated hitter the kind of baseball Leyland managed in his days in Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado. In one way, that's good for Leyland he has never made a secret about his preference for the National League rules. The problem, though, is that he isn't exactly equipped for NL games at the moment. A bulk of injuries and the lack of hitting talent in the minor-league system, the Tigers are currently carrying 13 pitchers and just 12 hitters. The lack of a DH means Detroit will still have a four-player bench, but that's not much when you are going to pinch-hitting for your pitchers and moving players around. It isn't exactly a threatening bench, either. The Tigers will pr...
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