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Galarraga Hopes Cabrera's Magic At The Plate Will Rub Off On Him

Armando Galarraga is scheduled to start at a National League park next week. As a result, he will get to step into the batter's box for the second game this season (he started at the Dodgers last month). When asked about his hitting capabilities during a live chat with Tigers fans yesterday (via Bless You Boys), Galarraga said that he does in fact have home run power, perhaps because he will be using Miguel Cabrera's equipment.

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hewartson: You are likely to pitch and bat in a National League ballpark next week. Do you have home run power?

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Armando Galarraga: Yes, I'm going to use Miguel's bats, batting gloves and see what happens.

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Galarraga has never recorded a hit during his career, but then again, he's only had five official at bats. He did get on base three times back in 2008 via walks, but he has yet to get a hit. Hopefully some of the magic from Cabrera's equipment will help change that.