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Tiger Manager Apologizes After "I Beat My Wife" Joke

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(WLNS) - The Detroit Tigers have lost 20 of their past 29 games and have tumbled into second place in their division.

After Wednesday's loss to Kansas City, Detroit rookie manager Brad Ausmus made an unfortunate and off-color attempt at a joke.

According to our media partners at MLive, when asked about his mood when he returns home after a Tigers' loss during their recent slump, Ausmus jokingly quipped: "I beat my wife."

"I'm just kidding," he quickly added before offering up a serious response.

"Luckily, my wife and kids are fantastic," he said. "I do get a little mopey at home, but my wife and kids are good. They've seen me be in a bad mood after a loss. They've been great."

 Ausmus quickly apologized.

"I didn't want to make light of battered women," Ausmus said. "I didn't mean to make light of it, so I apologize if that offended anyone. Next question. Sorry."

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