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The Boston Globe


Sunday Baseball Notes

Tigers have stars, but still in need of a leadoff man

Even the best teams have flaws, and the Detroit Tigers have a few.

One that sticks out is the leadoff spot, where the Tigers have used Austin Jackson for most of the season and where his .337 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases were simply not good enough of a contrast to the slow, power-hitting lineup that produced the best offense in baseball.

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