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Tigers focused on scoring wins in division race

KANSAS CITY -- Despite being locked in a race for a division title, the Tigers aren't scoreboard watching.

Well, maybe that's not entirely true.

"You see the scoreboards from Day 1 of the season. There right there with these modern stadiums. Every score in baseball you see every day of the year, practically. At some point, they're a little more important than others," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "It's not like people are staring at a scoreboard, but everyone sees them. They're all over. That's why they have them in the ballparks: to update everybody on what other teams are doing. That's what they're there for."

So it appears that the Tigers are certainly seeing the scores from around the league -- including those of the American League Central-leading White Sox -- during the games. But, still, it's not about that, according to Leyland.

"You've got to just win games, take care of your own business, regardless of what the outcome of somebody else's game is," he said.

KANSAS CITY -- Despite being locked in a race for a division title, the Tigers aren't scoreboard watching.

Well, maybe that's not entirely true.

"You see the scoreboards from Day 1 of the season. There right there with these modern stadiums. Every score in baseball you see every day of the year, practically. At some point, they're a little more important than others," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "It's not like people are staring at a scoreboard, but everyone sees them. They're all over. That's why they have them in the ballparks: to update everybody on what other teams are doing. That's what they're there for."

So it appears that the Tigers are certainly seeing the scores from around the league -- including those of the American League Central-leading White Sox -- during the games. But, still, it's not about that, according to Leyland.

"You've got to just win games, take care of your own business, regardless of what the outcome of somebody else's game is," he said.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.