Posted May 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Detroit manager Jim Leyland says the criticism of his struggling team is to be expected. The Tigers are 18-20 entering Friday night's game against Pittsburgh - a strikingly mediocre mark for a team that won the AL Central by 15 games in 2011 and added Prince Fielder in the offseason. While Motown waits and hopes the team will hit its stride, patience is running a bit thin. Leyland understands the negativity. He says: ''You've got to take it when you've got it coming, and right now, we've got it coming.'' Leyland says one thing he won't do is stage a contrived temper tantrum. He says times have changed, and displays like that don't help much.
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