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Ausmus fumes after bumbling Tigers swept by Rays

St. Petersburg, Fla. — His critics want emotion. Preferably, emotion that flows like lava in the Tigers clubhouse, incinerating hitters, pitchers, fielders — any Tigers player responsible for losses, three of which came in three ugly days of baseball at Tropicana Field.

They got their dash of managerial vitriol Thursday after the Tigers had dropped their series finale to the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-1, looking for 27 innings as if they had never played a game on artificial turf or had never dealt with Tropicana’s overhead shroud of cloth and metal that can make fly balls disappear into a stadium’s domed ether.