Tigers manager Brad Ausmus makes controversial comment

Rookie manager jokes: 'I beat my wife'

By Ian Vickers - Producer

DETROIT - As the Detroit Tigers continue their tailspin from atop the American League's Central Division, the team's rookie manager gave a questionable answer during Wednesday's post-game press conference.

The Tigers had justĀ lost to the Kansas City Royals for a third time in a row in a 2-1 afternoon game.

A writer asked Ausmus, "How are you when you go home?"

His answer: "I beat my wife."

As laughs were heard in the media room, Ausmus made sure everyone knew he was joking. He also later apologized for his comment.

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