• Indians beat Tigers, overcome Baddoo 1st-pitch home run

    8 days ago - By Wood TV

    DETROIT - Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his major league career to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.
    Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit after falling behind 3-1 in the third inning.
    Yu Chang put the Indians up 4-3 with a two-run single off Daniel Norris (0-1) in the seventh, and Luplow added his home run one out later. Franmil Reyes and Austin Hedges also homered for Cleveland.
    Read more ...

     

  • Detroit's Baddoo homers on first pitch of first MLB at-bat

    Detroit's Baddoo homers on first pitch of first MLB at-bat

    8 days ago - By Wood TV

    DETROIT - Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo homered in his first major league at-bat - on his very first pitch.
    Baddoo led off the bottom of the third inning Sunday with a drive to left field off Cleveland's Aaron Civale. This game was the 22-year-old Baddoo's first appearance above Class A.
    Baddoo was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2016, and the Tigers took him with the third pick of the 2020 winter meeting draft of unprotected players. He is coming off a terrific spring training in which he hit .325 with five home runs in 21 games.
    Indians beat Tigers, overcome Baddoo 1st-pitch home...
    Read more ...