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Topic - Phil Coke
The Minnesota Twins aren't picky about how they get on base this season.
Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series.
Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.
It was nearly two years ago, hours before the New York Yankees' World Series opener against Philadelphia. As players prepared, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman went up to his office and telephoned a half-dozen of his counterparts, among them Detroit's Dave Dombrowski.
The Detroit Tigers have put pitcher Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list.
"It's good in a sense that in the last couple days our bullpen has been taxed and now everyone gets two days off. ... We have enough guys that could use rest," Ausmus said, citing Phil Coke, Jose Ortega and Al Alburquerque as examples.
"We had a great run," left-hander Phil Coke said. "We just got cold at the wrong time."