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Bryan LaHair thought Justin Verlander was pitching for the Cubs

Updated: June 15, 2012 1:06PM

Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair was a bit taken aback by the huge support the Detroit Tigers received at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs-Tigers three-game series set a mid-week record for attendance, albeit a decidedly partisan Tigers crowd.

“It actually bothered me a lot,” LaHair told the “Mully & Hanley Show” on WSCR, “but at the end of the day I think its good baseball. They brought a lot of fans down this series. It’s funny, before the game when they announced [Justin] Verlander as the starting

pitcher and the crowd went crazy, I looked over at the strength coach and said ‘is he pitching for us

today.’ “

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