Detroit Tigers shock White Sox in opener of Javier Baez

Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez performed a 33rd pitch swing by Liam Hendrix and produced the sixth career run of his MLB career.

The ball bounced off the right court wall, and Austin Meadows scored, to win 5-4 on Friday afternoon on another cold opening day in front of 43,480 fans at Comerica Park.

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.

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