DETROIT (AP) - Brad Ausmus got a taste of what life is like leading a team in his first week as a Major League Baseball manager.
The Detroit Tigers rallied to win twice and also won in a rout. They also blew a big lead in the ninth, but held on for another victory. And on Sunday, his team got beat in businesslike fashion.
The upshot - and it is real early - is the Tigers have the best record in baseball.
A cool, calm and collected rookie manager has something to do with that.
Detroit's 38-year-old outfielder, Torii Hunter, says the 44-year-old Ausmus is an asset because he has nearly two decades of experience as a catcher in a career that ended recently enough to give him personal perspective to share.
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