As season openers go, the final moments for the Chicago White Sox-Detroit Tigers game Friday ranks as one of the stranger ones in recent history.
The Sox allowed two runs in the ninth, falling 5-4 in front of 43,480 at Comerica Park.
The Tigers tied the game on a one-out home run to left by Eric Haase off All-Star closer Liam Hendriks. Austin Meadows reached on a two-out triple to right. And then the game got really wild.
New Tigers shortstop Javier Báez hit a fly ball to deep right field. AJ Pollock appeared to make an amazing juggling catch near the wall. But after a review, it was clear the ball first hit the wall just above Pollock’s glove.
Báez was credited with a game-winning single, handing the Sox a tough loss.
“I had no idea (initially) if the ball hit the wall first or…
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