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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull leaves the game during the fifth inning of an Aug. 15 game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.

Joe Maddon loves a good hit-and-run play, a timely stolen base, a well-executed sacrifice bunt, a choke-up-on-the-bat, two-strike bloop hit to shallow right field.

The Angels manager may have gained notoriety for his new-age motivational techniques and early embrace of analytics, but when it comes to baseball’s on-field product, he is old school to the core.

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