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Tigers fall short of expectations

Detroit's rotation not enough to overcome miscues that led to ALCS defeat

Originally Published: October 19, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- As the Boston Red Sox charged onto the Fenway Park infield shortly after midnight to revel in their American League pennant, a handful of Detroit Tigers hung along the dugout rail to take in the scene. It was more a case of inertia than a desire to record the moment for posterity. When your gut aches and your head is reeling from disappointment, it takes a moment or two to muster the energy to move.

"I was there for a minute,'' Justin Verlander said after the game. "I'm not a ...

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