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Jim Leyland talks tension with umps

Updated: July 8, 2011, 3:27 PM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jim Leyland is feeling more friction between umpires and teams in recent times and says it has become a problem in baseball.

A day after the Detroit manager was among three ejections in the Tigers-Angels game, Leyland said something needs to be done to improve relations between the sides.

"We have to work harder to eliminate some of the tension," Leyland said before Detroit played Los Angeles on Wednesday. "You can feel it. That's just not a good situation. ...

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