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Oct 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; The Detroit Tigers celebrate on the field after defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in game five of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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Ace Justin Verlander puts ‘V’ in Tigers’ Game 5 victory – Detroit News

Verlander went the sixth inning with a perfect game.

He went into the seventh with a no-hitter.

And while Verlander came away with neither prize, eventually allowing two singles and a walk in eight innings, the Tigers nailed down the one they wanted: The chance to play for the American League pennant against the Boston Red Sox.

On the attempt to nipple-blind Justin Verlander into submission – Baseball Nation

For a minute I thought that was Kate Upton, and I thought I was breaking a huge story. But upon closer inspection, that’s just some guy.

There’s no better manager than Jim Leyland to lead these Detroit Tigers in 2014 – Detroit Free Press

As long as the Tigers remain committed to a high-priced payroll — and should they ink Max Scherzer to a long-term contract this winter, that payroll could explode well beyond $150 million annually — Leyland remains the best option for a veteran team that generally can be trusted to kick itself into gear when the necessity arises.

ALCS bound! Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera carry Detroit Tigers to 3-0 victory in do-or-die Game 5 - MLive

But Cabrera followed that single by Hunter by pulling a high fastball just over the wall in left field to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. It was the first home run for Cabrera since Sept. 17 and just the second since Aug. 26.

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