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Mud Hens, Tigers Fans Pack into Exhibition Game

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Lyla Michalak, 4, waits for the start of an exhibition baseball game between the Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers at Fifth Third Field. She got her face painted like a Tiger at the ballpark.

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Fans wait for the gates to open at Fifth Third Field, prior to the Toledo Mud Hens exhibition game with the Detroit Tigers. The gates opened at 10 a.m.

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Austin Luce, 11, from Swanton, waits to go into the stadium while wearing his mitt as a cap.

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Greg Harris unlocks the gates at Fifth Third Field before the Mud Hens-Tigers game.

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Mike Robinson, left, takes tickets from fans entering the stadium.

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Toledo Mud Hens president and general manager Joe Napoli, left, Dan Lunetta, Tigers director of minor league operations, center and Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, talk prior to the game.

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Madonna Mud Hen pretends to surf on a cart being pushed by stadium employee Mark Darrington, left.

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Gabe Bock, 6, and his brother Noah Bock, 9, pose as their mother Kay Bock takes a photo of them with Paws and Muddy. The Temperance family, including father Jeff Bock, were having fun before the game.

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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland signs autographs.

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From left, Kay Hartman-Kuch, Helen Dundas, and Kim Olszewski shop in the Swamp Shop.

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A capacity crowd watches the Toledo Mud Hens play the Detroit Tigers.

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Chuck Harding, Bryan, Ohio, celebrates after catching a foul ball hit by Detroit Tigers player Prince Fielder.

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Chris Vargas talks about the Toledo Mud Hens-Detroit Tigers exhibition game.

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Landon Eversman, 5, lower left, and his brother Michael, 7, of Oregon, get autographs from Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Valverde.

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