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Byline: Jon Paul Morosi
Sep. 4--To put Sunday's events in perspective, consider some of the principals involved the last time the Tigers took a 7-0 lead and lost.
Gary Knotts took the loss, Craig Dingman blew the save, and Alex Sanchez started in centerfield.
The Tigers led, 8-0, in that game, July 4, 2004, before the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 10-8 victory, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
No team had lost this year after leading 7-0 -- until the Oakland Athletics, one of the worst-hitting teams in the American League, rallied for an 8-7 victory Sunday over the defending AL champs.
Could you imagine a local sports team with a worse …