Leyland Tiger switches to the lineup on a regular basis

Leyland Tiger switches to the lineup on a regular basis
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland deployed various series in each game of the American League Division Series, but stuck with his starting pitcher in a crucial moment in Game 5.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi stuck with the same line in every game, then used almost every pitcher, he had on Thursday night winner-take-all competition.

In a series of point nearly opposite strategies Tigers did almost everyone moves in to look good in Leyland victory at Yankee Stadium 2.3.

The first thing that went through the instructions of Detroit came on top of the opening half when striker № 2 Don Kelly, who struck at this point in 25 games all season - slammed a solo home run to right field seats from Yankee starter Ivan Nova.

"This is something you dream about when you're a kid," Kelly said. "Yankee Stadium is a mecca for baseball stadiums, and to come here and contribute like that with our backs to the wall, like a dream."

Once Kelly finished his trip around the bases, Delmon Young followed with a homer with his own left field. Back to back homers were the first in the history of the playoffs tigers.

The shot was the third series of Young's decision and thought Leyland did when the team acquired him in trade-deadline deal with the Minnesota Twins. Young hit fifth or lower for twins for most of the season, but Leyland immediately put him under the number '3 Tigers striker and kept him there the remainder path.

In Detroit to 2-0, the next move in a chess game belonged to Girardi, who went to his bullpen early and often. He took off after two innings Nova because of tightness in his right (pitching) forearm, a step that a chain reaction.

Girardi said before the game that every pitcher on the roster will be available in Game 5, and Nova injury ensured that he kept his word. In the last seven innings, the Yankee skipper was, in turn, Phil Hughes, Boone Logan, CC Sabathia, Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera, pitching with anyone more than 1 ⅔ innings.

Leyland faced its first major decision in the lower part of the fourth inning with the Tigers a 2-0 lead, breast-feeding. Starter Doug Fister, who walked 37 in 216 ⅓ innings all season, suddenly seemed to lose strike zone. He walked Alex Rodriguez and gave up consecutive singles with one out Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada to load the bases.

Leyland stuck with his starter, and got off pop-up Fister and soft drive line.

Three innings later, the Yankees loaded the base with one, and 3-1 against the Tigers lead the installation man Joaquin Benoit.

With two cords bullpen warming, Leyland decided to stick to your adjuster. Benoit struck out Rodriguez changeup. He began walking Mark Teixeira force in the future and reduce the lead to 3-2, but then Benoit struck out Swisher to get out of innings.

Perhaps the simplest solution Leyland made the call at a closer Jose Valverde, who is not blown save in 50 chances.

Valverde got the Yankees in order, sending the Tigers to the Championship Series Leyland AL.

"The Yankees are so good," Leyland said, "I'd be lying if I said that he did not give me a little extra satisfaction to do it here at Yankee Stadium in Game 5. And I mean that respectfully."

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