Ramirez's resurgence coming at right time for Dodgers -- and himself

Monday October 7th, 2013
Hanley Ramirez (right) has been on fire in the NLDS, hitting .538 and helping Los Angeles take a 2-games-to-1 lead.
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A former 12th round pick of Tampa Bay was the club was still called the Devil Rays, Vogt blew out his shoulder in the minors in 2009 and went hitless in his first 32 big-league at-bats for two teams (Tampa Bay and the A's). As a 28-year-old rookie, however, he delivered the winning hit in ALDS Game 2. Overlooked was his 10-pitch at-bat against Justin Verlander to end the seventh, which depleted Verlander's gas tank; otherwise, the Tigers ace may have thrown another inning.

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