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Pro Sports Daily:
Don Kelly will start at third base for the Detroit Tigers against the New York Yankees in Thursday's Game 5 of the American League Division Series.
Manager Jim Leyland said he was going with the hot hand in choosing Kelly over Wilson Betemit.
Kelly batted .245 with seven homers and 28 RBIs during the regular season.
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Don Kelly didn't start in the first game of the season when the Tigers opened in New York in March. Kelly didn't start in the second game, either, although he took over in rightfield when Magglio Ordonez tweaked his ankle. Kelly got a hit in that game against the Yankees. It was a double.
Don Kelly's versatility has been his biggest strength in his second full Major League season with the Tigers. In his first postseason, Kelly's bat has been an asset as well.
NEW YORK -- Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit first-inning home runs, Doug Fister and the Detroit bullpen held on and the Tigers edged the New York Yankees 3-2 Thursday night to win the deciding Game 5 of the AL playoff series. The Tigers escaped jams all game and advanced to the AL championship series against Texas. Jose Valverde shut down the Yankees in the ninth as the Tigers eliminated...
Don Kelly hit .321 in September. He played flawlessly in rightfield, in leftfield, at third base, at first base. He also played centerfield earlier in the year, caught one game and even pitched in one. In other words, there is almost no place manager Jim Leyland can't put Kelly in the field. The 31-year-old utility player can run and catch anywhere. Lately, he is hitting, too.
Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, then the Tigers spend the rest of a tense game preserving their lead. They next face Texas in the American League Championship Series.
Don Kelly and Delmon Young belted back-to-back home runs in the first inning and the Tigers never relinquished the lead en route to winning the AL division series with a 3-2 victory over the Yankees in Thursday's deciding Game 5.
Detroit is headed to Texas for the ALCS. Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back homers in the first inning as the Tigers eliminated the Yankees in Game 5 of their ALDS 3-2.
Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit first-inning solo home runs and the Detroit bullpen makes the early lead stand up for a 3-2 victory at New York.Reporting from New York -- When Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter were newcomers to the major leagues, the New York Yankees were the kings of late-inning comebacks, especially when everyone was watching. But no matter how hard the two warhorses...
Detroit is celebrating its Tigers, particularly the heroics of utility man Don Kelly and pitcher Doug Fister.
Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit first-inning home runs, Doug Fister and the Detroit bullpen held on and the Tigers edged the New York Yankees 3-2 Thursday night to win the deciding Game 5 of the AL playoff series.
NYYUniverse.com | The Tigers took advantage early and never looked back as the Tigers took the last game of the 5-game series with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees, eliminating them from the postseason. With Ivan Nova on the mound in the must-win Game 5; Don Kelly and Delmon Young jumped on [...]
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You could trace the makings of this bubbling and joyous chaos back to the top of the first inning, when Don Kelly stepped to the plate in the winner-take-all-atmosphere at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening. Phil Coke was watching from the bullpen.
My pessimistic cousin -- who despaired mid-season before the Phils were en route to winning 102 games -- says the game's a lock for the Phillies. The reason?The steam patters from the red rocks in his sauna somewhere in the desert foretell a Phillies' victory. It's the calmest he's been about the Phillies since the beginning of the season. He said he might not even...