DETROIT -- Jim Leyland doesn't usually get to manage games in late July like a spring-training exhibition.
When he got the chance on Saturday, he took full advantage.
Miguel Cabrera? In his first game back from a hip injury, he only played four innings. Of course, by that point he had a homer and three RBI.
Max Scherzer? He threw a season-low 75 pitches in six innings, only allowing a single baserunner, before getting his own quick shower and improving to 15-1.
A rare two-inning appearance for Al Alburquerque? Sure. How about little-used Evan Reed pitching the ninth inning? Why not?
Those are the luxuries afforded to a manager whose team is up 8-0 after the second inning, facing a team not exactly inclined to put up a lot of resistance. The Phillies have been devastated by injuries, including staff ace Cliff Lee, who had been expected to duel Scherzer on Saturday night. Instead, the Tigers were able to maul Raul Valdes, who was making just the third start of his career at the age of...