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'We expect more': A's wallop Tigers, losing skid reaches four

Bob Wojnowski, Tony Paul and Chris McCosky discuss the Tigers at the quarter pole of the season. The Detroit News

Detroit — The thing about small crowds — and Comerica Park's seen a gaggle of them already this season, with many more to come — is you can hear fans' conversations.

The Tigers sure heard them Thursday.

"We know what we're doing here, we're trying to do a rebuild here and ad-lib and get these guys through until we get all these young prospects up," manager Ron Gardenhire said after after the Tigers' fourth straight loss, a 17-3 embarrassment to the Oakland A's.