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Tigers put aside negatives, grab a win

Injuries piling up on Detroit, but the thrill of victory keeps the team going strong

Originally Published: October 11, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The word "resilient" is now an overused catch-all to describe the hurdles that successful teams overcome during a season. Barely a day goes by in a major sport that someone doesn't proclaim, "We've been a resilient team all year." That quote is more ubiquitous than Flo from Progressive.

But the Detroit Tigers are officially cleared to use it as their team slogan for the rest of 2011. When the team lineup card looks like a Toledo Mud Hens alumni reunion, you're resilient. ...

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