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fifth. "We won a game with four hits tonight. It says a lot about this team," Gomes said. NOTES: Detroit reliever Phil Coke struck out seven straight over multiple outings during last year's World Series against San Francisco, according to
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previous night. His other two lefties were rookie Jose Alvarez, who has only 14 major-league appearances, and veteran Phil Coke , who had not pitched since Sept. 18 because of elbow problems. Benoit’s changeup makes him effective against left-handed
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counters for the Red Sox’s left-handed hitters — and Smyly was less effective in the second half than in the first. Phil Coke , who will be activated for this series, likely is not the answer — left-handed hitters had a .760 OPS against him
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won't pitch until Game 3 against the Athletics . Doug Fister starts Game 4. Leyland said relievers Bruce Rondon and Phil Coke will likely miss the series due to elbow problems. Scherzer is a favorite to win his first Cy Young Award, and it's
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Iglesias from Boston shortly before the ban took effect. The Tigers were short in the bullpen Wednesday. Left-hander Phil Coke was in Detroit for tests on his elbow, and righty Bruce Condon was unavailable due to soreness in his elbow.
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perfect throw to third base that caught Alex Presley stealing. Scherzer pumped his arm as he walked off the mound. With Phil Coke and Bruce Rondon out because of elbow soreness and Al Alburquerque unavailable because of fatigue, the Tigers needed
Tigers clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over Twins
chances. Jackson and Torii Hunter each had three hits, and Rondon struck out the side in the eighth. NOTES: Tigers LHP Phil Coke returned to Detroit to have an MRI on his ailing left elbow. Leyland said Coke felt more tightness in his elbow in the
Mariners beat Tigers and Justin Verlander 8-0
Seattle a 3-0 lead in the sixth. Verlander struck out two in the seventh, ending his 124-pitch outing. Leyland gave Phil Coke a chance to pitch in the eighth and he allowed four runs - three earned - on three hits and one unintentional walk. He
Mariners lose again, 6-2 to Tigers
without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both given the night off. Detroit's Phil Coke walked two hitters in the eighth, sandwiched around an error by Jose Iglesias at shortstop. Alvarez came on with the
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him in the seventh, forcing Detroit's relievers into action. Al Alburquerque (3-3) got out of the seventh, and Phil Coke and Jose Alvarez made it through a dodgy eighth. Alvarez got two outs in the ninth, and Jose Veras finished. Yoervis