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Garner: 'Roger Clemens is pitching the fifth game'

Updated: October 25, 2005, 2:20 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- If the Astros force a Game 5 in the World Series, Roger Clemens is expected to get the nod to start.

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On Monday, Astros manager Phil Garner said he planned to start Clemens if there was a Game 5 on Thursday night in Houston.

The Houston ace was forced out of Game 1 after only two innings, walking gingerly because of a recurring strained left hamstring that has bothered him since September. The Astros lost the opener 5-3, and now trail 0-2 in the best-of-seven ...

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