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Tigers plagued by defensive miscues at Trop

ST. PETERSBURG -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't mind the fact that for the second time in three games his offense led off the first inning against the Rays with a home run and then proceeded to put up zeros on the scoreboard the rest of the way out. He called it part of "the rollercoaster of a baseball season."

It was what Ausmus' team did in the field that had the fourth-year manager fired up after an 8-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field on Thursday. The loss also handed Detroit its first series sweep at the hands of Tampa Bay since 2010.