Brad Ausmus isn't mad at the Rays fan who kept throwing off his Tigers outfielders.

During Wednesday's game at Tropicana Field, confusion erupted in when pop-ups turned into hits during the first three innings.

Center fielder JaCoby Jones, right fielder Tyler Collins and second baseman Ian Kinsler all missed balls when they heard someone screaming, "I got it!" However, it was a rowdy fan in the stands, not a member of the team.

"It's fair game, if you're a fan. I'm not the blaming [the] fan or anything. He's within his rights to do that," Ausmus said Thursday, via "We have to make the adjustment."

Ausmus said he has never dealt with something like this before in the majors. He also indicated that the light crowd — 12,281 people were in attendance — contributed to the fan's voice being louder.