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Leyland avoids being carried after ALDS win

Leyland avoids being carried after ALDS win

Leyland avoids being carried after ALDS win

BOSTON -- The Tigers celebrated their American League Division Series win in Oakland much like their division title a couple weeks earlier. This time, however, there was nobody carrying manager Jim Leyland into the middle of the celebration.

Torii Hunter and Alex Avila tried.

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"That's why I'm the manager. I deked them," Leyland boasted. "They started to come in there [to the manager's office], and I told them, 'Hey, I have to go to my press conference yet. I don't want to be soaking wet.' So that way, they forgot about it, which was a good thing.

"Torii Hunter came in and hugged me, and I told him."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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