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Justin Verlander unavailable in ALCS

Updated: October 15, 2011, 7:14 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander won't pitch again in the AL Championship Series, manager Jim Leyland said prior to Saturday's Game 6 at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers lead the series 3-2. Game 7, if necessary, would also take place in Arlington.

"If you see Verlander pitch again this year, it will be a good thing because we'll be in the World Series," Leyland said. "He will not pitch in this series. He's done."

Verlander started Game 5 on Thursday at ...

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