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CC Sabathia available for Game 5

Updated: October 6, 2011, 5:53 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees expect to have their ace available for Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. The Detroit Tigers most definitely will not.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland surprised many on Wednesday when he said staff ace and presumptive American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander will not be available out of the bullpen for Game 5.

Verlander threw a 56-pitch side session in the Tigers bullpen on Thursday afternoon. He told ESPN The Magazine's ...

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