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• Both Joe Nathan and Miguel Cabrera were fine after head athletic trainer Kevin Rand checked on them in the ninth and 10th innings, respectively, in Wednesday's 2-1 walk-off victory, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Nathan made a movement on a balk that had Rand suspicious, but it was nothing. Cabrera was spiked on his left foot by Aoki trying to beat Al Alburquerque's throw. Both stayed in the game.

Ausmus downplayed any concerns about Nathan as the closer after two walks in a blown save. "If the game is a one-run game [Thursday], I have no problem bringing him back in with the game on the line," the rookie skipper said.

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• Both Joe Nathan and Miguel Cabrera were fine after head athletic trainer Kevin Rand checked on them in the ninth and 10th innings, respectively, in Wednesday's 2-1 walk-off victory, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Nathan made a movement on a balk that had Rand suspicious, but it was nothing. Cabrera was spiked on his left foot by Aoki trying to beat Al Alburquerque's throw. Both stayed in the game.

Ausmus downplayed any concerns about Nathan as the closer after two walks in a blown save. "If the game is a one-run game [Thursday], I have no problem bringing him back in with the game on the line," the rookie skipper said.

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