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      Tigers struggle in 6-3 loss to A's

      DETROIT (AP) - The Tigers have fallen behind the Oakland Athletics for the first time, and there's plenty of blame to go around.

      Detroit struggled on the mound, at the plate and in the field during a 6-3 loss Monday that left the Tigers trailing 2-1 in the best-of-five AL division series.

      Anibal Sanchez matched a career high by allowing three homers.

      Miguel Cabrera had a costly error.

      Converted left fielder Jhonny Peralta made a poor throw on a play at the plate.

      Detroit was blanked for the first three innings, extending its scoreless streak to 20, then tied the score with three runs in the fourth. It didn't take Oakland long to restore its three-run lead.