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Báez Single, Game-Ending Review Lifts Tigers Over White Sox

Apr 8, 2022, 4:14 PM
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 8: Javier Baez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates in the arms of Jeimer Candelario #46 and catcher Eric Haase #13, along with Austin Meadows #17, right, after hitting a walk-off single to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 8, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — Javier Báez wound up with a winning RBI single on a game-ending replay reversal in his Detroit debut, and the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.

With two out and a runner on third in the ninth inning, Báez hit a drive to right off Liam Hendriks that sent AJ Pollock back to the wall.

Pollock appeared to make a juggling catch, but the ball struck the wall before going off the outfielder’s glove.

The new-look Tigers started celebrating as they realized what happened, and the opening-day crowd joined in after umpire Marvin Hudson announced the reversal of the call.

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