Detroit Tigers stun White Sox on Javier Baez walk-off in opener

Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez took a swing at Liam Hendriks’ 33rd pitch and produced the sixth-career walk-off hit of his MLB career.

The ball ricocheted off the right-field wall, scoring Austin Meadows, for a 5-4 victory Friday afternoon on another chilly Opening Day in front of 43,480 fans at Comerica Park.

The play was initially ruled an out, but replay review overturned the call, and the Tigers came pouring out of the dugout to mob Baez as the crowd went wild.

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

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