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Magglio out of lineup for opener with Indians

Magglio out of lineup for opener with Indians

Magglio out of lineup for opener with Indians
DETROIT -- Manager Jim Leyland was not exactly in a mood to talk about lineups before Tuesday's game.

"If you guys want to make a better lineup, write it," Leyland said.

But he eventually did talk about his decision to keep Magglio Ordonez from his lineup for the series opener against the Indians.

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"Magglio's going to play three out of four [this week]," he said.

Ordonez's return on Monday counted as one of those games. Leyland decided that Tuesday would be the rest day because it allowed him to get an extra left-handed bat into the lineup against Cleveland sinkerballer Justin Masterson, who had held right-handed hitters to a .194 average this year entering the contest.

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