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• Among the dignitaries on the field for batting practice Saturday was Tony Clark, who started his career in Detroit before playing in Boston in 2002. Clark is now the deputy executive director of the MLB Players Association.

•  Don't pigeonhole fifth starter-turned-postseason-reliever Rick Porcello into a long relief role for the ALCS. "I'm thinking that Porcello could be a factor," Leyland said.

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