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Leyland: There’s Been No Letdown After White Sox Series

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 10: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by manager Jim Leyland after scoring against the Texas Rangers on August 10, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 10: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by manager Jim Leyland after scoring against the Texas Rangers on August 10, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

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Jim Leyland disagrees with the notion that the Tigers are having a letdown after sweeping the Chicago White Sox.

After gaining a tie for first in the AL Central during the weekend, Detroit fell back when it lost Monday while Chicago was beating Minnesota.

The Tigers lost a second consecutive one-run game to Cleveland on Tuesday night, falling 3-2. Detroit is now 17-21 in games decided by the slimmest of margins.

“It’s like Manny (Acta, the Indians manager) said,” Leyland noted. “They pitch good against us.

“As for the talk we’ve had a big-series hangover, that’s totally false. In the first inning (Monday), we loaded the bases and had scored a run with one out.”

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