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Justin Verlander set for Game 3

Updated: October 3, 2011, 3:05 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander's start was suspended Friday after a 25-pitch inning, forcing Doug Fister to take over when Game 1 resumed the following evening, Verlander volunteered to start Sunday in Game 2 against the New York Yankees.

The discussion with manager Jim Leyland did not last long.

"Hey, skip, I can go on Sunday," Verlander told Leyland.

"No, you're going on Monday," Leyland replied.

So Monday at Comerica Park, it will be Verlander ...

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