Phil Coke really enjoying the moment

Excitable lefty reliever has earned a save in each of the Tigers' last two games

Updated: October 18, 2012, 11:35 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' bullpen caught a break when Game 4 of the American League Championship Series was called because of rain. Phil Coke, the Tigers' temporary closer and resident late-inning savior while Jose Valverde tries to regain his mojo, wasn't going to be in the mix Wednesday because he was coming off three outings in four days and needed a breather.

At least, that's what manager Jim Leyland told everyone. Coke begged to differ.

"I was available in my own mind, ...

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