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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers watches batting practice prior to Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Is A Genius – For At Least One Night

All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Boston Red Sox during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland Explains Lineup Changes, Batting Cabrera Second, Fielder Third

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Avila On Offense: ‘At This Time Of Year, Pitching Always Dominates’ [VIDEO]

Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates with third base coach Tom Brookens #61 after reaching third on a single by Prince Fielder #28 in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hunter On Close Losses: ‘You Don’t Say It Hurts’

Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

Valenti and Foster: Should Austin Jackson Be Dropped In The Lineup?

“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates a run in the dugout with Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Struggling In The Series, Austin Jackson Redeems Himself With Clutch Hit

After the game, Jackson could not stop smiling.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers flies out in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Surprised By Lack Of ALDS HRs So Far, Says Tigers Have Not Hit The Ball Hard

Little surprises Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. After all, he has been in and around the game for nearly half a century. What throws him off a little, though, is the Tigers’ current lack of power.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on a game tying two run home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Jackson Named AL Players Of The Week

The Detroit Tigers are 17-5 in the second half of the season, and two of the team’s players have been named American League Players of the Week: Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2013

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 4: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jackson Has 4 Hits, Tigers Beat Blue Jays 11-1

Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings.

97.1 The Ticket–07/05/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 17: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammate Miguel Cabrera #24 after scoring on a sacrifice fly to center field by Victor Martinez (not pictured) in the fifth inning of the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park on June 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Is Austin Jackson The MVP Of The Tigers Right Now?

Miguel Cabrera is the unquestioned best hitter in baseball, but Austin Jackson is more valuable to the Tigers right now.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

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