ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Casey Fossum allowed one run over seven innings, and Damon Hollins and Travis Lee hit two-run homers to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Fossum (5-4) gave up six hits and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in beating All-Star game starter Kenny Rogers (11-5).

Hollins and Lee homered off Rogers, who allowed six runs, five hits and four walks and struck out three over five-plus innings.

Rogers lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his previous start Tuesday, giving up seven runs, five hits and three walks in a 12-7 loss to Cleveland. He is 0-2 with two no-decisions and a 10.34 ERA since the All-Star game.

Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez returned to the lineup after missing four games with a sore right thumb. He went 0-for-5 and struck out four times.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on Dmitri Young’s second-inning RBI groundout, but he committed three errors at first base over the first five innings.

Hollins put Tampa Bay ahead 2-1 with his 12th homer in the fourth. Hollins went 3-for-3 against Rogers, and has five hits in six at-bats overall off the left-hander.

The Devil Rays made it 3-1 in the fifth when Rocco Baldelli scored from second after Young misplayed shortstop Carlos Guillen’s throw. Guillen was attempting to complete a double play on Jorge Cantu’s grounder. Cantu advanced to second on Young’s second error during the play, an errant throw to the plate.

Young also mishandled a throw by Rogers on a pickoff attempt in the second.

Tampa Bay went up 7-1 with a four-run sixth. Lee hit his eighth homer before Carl Crawford drove in two runs with a single off Wilfredo Ledezma.

Craig Monroe and Young his consecutive homers in the ninth off Brian Meadows.

Notes: The Tigers obtained 1B Sean Casey from Pittsburgh for minor league RHP Brian Rogers. They also optioned 1B Chris Shelton to Triple-A Toledo. … Tampa Bay traded SS Julio Lugo to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league 3B Joel Guzman and OF Sergio Pedroza. Guzman will join Triple-A Durham, while Pedroza was assigned to Single-A Visalia. … The Devil Rays will recall INFs B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist from Durham for Tuesday’s game. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said Upton will start at third, replacing the injured Ty Wigginton (broken hand). Zobrist will play at short. … Guillen was hit in the helmet by Fossum’s pickoff attempt at second in the fourth, but remained in the game.

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