Detroit Tigers shock White Sox in opener of Javier Baez

Detroit Tigers’ Javier Baez swings the field 33 Liam Hendrix and shows why the organization’s $140 million investment over six years is expected to turn a profit.

Baez produced the sixth strike in his nine-year career in the MLS.

“Welcome to Detroit, Javy Baez,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said in his post-game opening remarks.

The ball soared from Bayes’ racket high in the air, bounced off the right-court wall over AJ Bullock’s outstretched glove, and Austin Meadows scored for a 5-4 win Friday afternoon on another cold opening day in front of 43,480 fans at Comerica Park.

“I knew she hit a wall,” Bays said.

The play was initially disqualified, but replay review dropped the call, and Tigers came out of the bunker into the Baez mob while the audience became unruly.

“It feels great,” Bayes said. “We need their support, and we saw that today. It was raining and it was cold, and (the fans) were here. I’m glad we had their support, and we hope they keep coming through the season.”

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