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Thu October 8, 2009
Tigers' Leyland says 'shame on us' for not winning
DETROIT – Jim Leyland says the Detroit Tigers have no one to blame but themselves for losing a three-game lead in the AL Central with four scheduled games left.
That doesn't change how Detroit's manager felt Wednesday about a key moment in the 163rd game of the season.
Brandon Inge's jersey was grazed by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning at Minnesota, but the umpire didn't put him on first to force home a go-ahead run.
The Twins went on to score in the home half of the inning to win 6-5 Tuesday, breaking a tie in the division to advance to the playoffs and start the Tigers' off-season.
Leyland says he is upset the umpire said video replays of the pitch that hit Inge were inconclusive because "everybody in America" saw that it did.