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Leyland: Don't even think it

Updated: October 11, 2012, 10:25 PM ET
Associated Press

Tigers manager Jim Leyland made one thing clear before even touching on the topic of tough postseason moves: "I'm not going to pinch hit for Cabrera."

Nope, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera would be batting for the Tigers with the season on the line, all right. Even after Yankees manager Joe Girardi's switch to pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez in place of Alex Rodriguez paid off huge with a stunning two-homer night in Wednesday's 3-2, 12-inning victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

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