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Collins' obscene gesture taints Tigers' 7-3 win over A's

Tyler Collins tainted a much-needed win for the Detroit Tigers.

Collins directed an obscene gesture at fans after he lost a ball in the lights, leading to the first run Jordan Zimmermann gave up this year, but Miguel Cabrera hit two homers to help Detroit snap a skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

"To be at home and to hear boos after that play hit a trigger inside of me and I lashed out completely inappropriately," Collins said. "I'm absolutely embarrassed it happened and I'm very sorry to everybody in Detroit."

The center fielder extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left and also...

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