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Tigers manager Jim Leyland watched Magglio Ordonez moving around more like his old self in recent weeks and thought Ordonez had a chance for a good stretch run.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Magglio Ordonez will miss the rest of the postseason because of an ankle injury, the second Detroit Tigers outfielder out of the AL championship series.
Even without a game on Sunday, the Tigers took a huge loss as Magglio Ordonez was ruled out of the ALCS.
If there's a trace of panic inside Jim Leyland, it escaped without notice Sunday. His Tigers are in trouble, hitting waves that could turn rockier as they approach a Game 2 ultimatum this afternoon: Win or start bailing. But the manager must maintain a steady hand on the helm while juggling the variables within and beyond his control.
Detroit replaced injured outfielder Magglio Ordonez with injured outfielder Delmon Young on their ALCS roster. Young (straight left side) started in left field and batted third for Game 2.
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