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Leyland Doesn’t Want To Get Too Excited Yet

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Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Jim Leyland doesn’t give an ox’s tail if 2012 is following the path of 2011.

Detroit defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their three-game series.

It left Detroit 1 1/2 games ahead of second-place Chicago in the AL Central — exactly where the club was a year ago after the same date.

Last year the Tigers struggled along to the All-Star break then took off. They were 53-46 a year ago and 1 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. They went on to finish 42-21 and win the division by 15 games.

This year Detroit is 52-44, but duplicating the finish of a year ago is difficult to foresee, although the club is 8-2 since the All-Star break and has won 13 of its last 15.

“We’re playing good, having a little fun, and we just want to keep it going,” Leyland said. “It’s a roller coaster. Don’t make a big deal of it. Take it for what it’s worth. It’s only July 22.”

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