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"Write this down," Leyland said after his AL Central-leading Tigers were beaten by the Devil Rays. "There was a manager, six coaches and 25 people in Tiger uniforms tonight. Thirty-two total. And we all stunk. And that's all I got for you."
Casey Fossum allowed one run over seven innings, and Damon Hollins and Travis Lee hit two-run homers to lead Tampa Bay.
Fossum (5-4) gave up six hits and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in beating All-Star Game starter Kenny Rogers (11-5).
"Without that pitching performance, it could have been a different kind of a day." Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "Casey's performance lent to today's success."
Hollins and Lee homered off Rogers, who allowed six runs, five hits and four walks and struck out three over five-plus innings.
"Whatever happens, it starts with me," Rogers said.
Rogers lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his previous start Tuesday, giving up seven runs, five hits and three walks in a 12-7 loss to Cleveland. He is 0-2 with two no-decisions and a 10.34 ERA since the All-Star game.
"A bad streak," Rogers said. "Frustrating as it is, I expect a lot more than that like everybody else I'm sure. If I had a remedy for it, I would have done it a long time ago and never get myself in these fixes. I'm not going to give up trying."
Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez returned to the lineup after missing four games with a sore right thumb. He went 0-for-5 and struck out four times.
The Tigers committed four errors for the second consecutive games. They also walked five on Monday.
"The game spoke for itself," Detroit first base coach Andy Van Slyke said.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on Dmitri Young's second-inning RBI groundout, but he committed three errors at first base over the first five innings.
Hollins put Tampa Bay ahead 2-1 with his 12th homer in the fourth. Hollins went 3-for-3 against Rogers, and has five hits in six at-bats overall off the left-hander.
The Devil Rays made it 3-1 in the fifth when Rocco Baldelli scored from second after Young misplayed shortstop Carlos Guillen's throw. Guillen was attempting to complete a double play on Jorge Cantu's grounder. Cantu advanced to second on Young's second error during the play, an errant throw to the plate.
Young also mishandled a throw by Rogers on a pickoff attempt in the second.
Tampa Bay went up 7-1 with a four-run sixth. Lee hit his eighth homer before Carl Crawford drove in two runs with a single off Wilfredo Ledezma.
The Devil Rays have scored 59 runs in their five wins since the All-Star break. In 12 losses, they have only 31 runs.
Craig Monroe and Young his consecutive homers in the ninth off Brian Meadows.
|Kenny Rogers gets the taste slapped out of his mouth as the Rays score six runs against the All-Star. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.284|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||1||5||.297|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||5||0||0||0||0||4||5||.307|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.298|
|Brent Clevlen, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.667|
|Carlos Guillen, SS||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.299|
|Omar Infante, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.263|
|Craig Monroe, DH||4||1||2||1||0||2||1||.267|
|Dmitri Young, 1B||4||1||1||2||0||2||3||.236|
|Marcus Thames, LF||4||0||2||0||0||0||2||.275|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.246|
|HR - Craig Monroe (15, Meadows), Dmitri Young (4, Meadows)|
|RBI - Craig Monroe (53), Dmitri Young 2 (13)|
|SB - Carlos Guillen (14, 3rd base off Fossum/Navarro)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Outfield Assists - Brent Clevlen 1|
|DP - Polanco-Infante-Young|
|E - Carlos Guillen (19, Young had two errors (missed catch and wild throw)), Dmitri Young 3 (3, )|
|Kenny Rogers (L,11-5)||5||5||6||5||4||3||2||4.63|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kenny Rogers 106-58, Wil Ledezma 31-22, Roman Colon 16-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kenny Rogers 9-4, Roman Colon 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Kenny Rogers 25, Wil Ledezma 8, Roman Colon 3|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Rocco Baldelli, CF||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Carl Crawford, LF||3||0||1||2||1||0||1||.304|
|Jorge Cantu, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.258|
|Jonny Gomes, DH||3||1||0||0||1||1||1||.219|
|Damon Hollins, RF||4||2||3||2||0||1||0||.225|
|Travis Lee, 1B||4||1||1||2||0||2||1||.206|
|Dioner Navarro, C||2||1||1||0||2||0||0||.275|
|Russell Branyan, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||2||3||.209|
|Tomas Perez, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.226|
|2B - Rocco Baldelli 2 (11, Rogers, Ledezma)|
|HR - Damon Hollins (12, Rogers), Travis Lee (8, Rogers)|
|RBI - Carl Crawford 2 (55), Damon Hollins 2 (25), Travis Lee 2 (23)|
|2-OUT RBI - Carl Crawford 2 (33)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|E - Dioner Navarro (5, )|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Casey Fossum (W,5-4)||7||6||1||0||0||10||0||4.89|
|HBP - Granderson (by Casey Fossum), Ordonez (by Casey Fossum)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Casey Fossum 103-66, Shawn Camp 8-7, Brian Meadows 22-16|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Fossum 4-7, Shawn Camp 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Casey Fossum 29, Shawn Camp 3, Brian Meadows 7|
|Attendance - 15065|
|Game Time - 2:40|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Charlie Reliford, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Greg Gibson|