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Tampa Bay Rays beat Detroit Tigers, 3-1, in a true grudge match

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An early warning from the plate umpire stopped any more trouble on the field between the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers. It didn’t seem to put an end to the ill will, though.

Jeremy Hellickson earned his fifth June win and the Rays beat Detroit, 3-1, Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla., in a game that got off to a tense start.

Both benches were warned by umpire Vic Carapazza after Detroit’s Rick Porcello hit Ben Zobrist with a pitch in the first inning. Both dugouts stayed calm and nothing further developed.

Rays manager Joe Maddon didn’t particularly like seeing Zobrist get plunked.

‘‘I thought it was absolutely uncalled for, and hopefully the league will take a look at it,’’ Maddon said.

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