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No excuses from depleted Tigers

Detroit falling short while trying to make do with lack of healthy players

Originally Published: October 10, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It would be tempting for Victor Martinez and his fellow veterans to look around the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse and lament the teammates who are absent because of injuries -- or are playing at less-than-full capacity because they're not healthy. But Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn't big on self-pity, and good teams rarely fall victim to a defeatist mindset when things fail to go their way. Good teams accept the setbacks as they come, and move forward to the next game.

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