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Tigers’ Riley Greene launches walk-off vs. Royals for first MLB home run

Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene hit a 432-foot walk-off solo home run to center Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, marking the top prospect’s first blast in the majors. Detroit won the contest 4-3.

Greene is the seventh player in Tigers history to hit a walk-off for his first career homer and the first to do so since Lou Whitaker in 1978, per ESPN Stats & Info. The 21-year-old is slashing .302/.434/.876 since he made his MLB debut on June 18. He also hit a triple in the first inning Saturday.

The fifth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Greene was the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball heading into this season, per The Athletic‘s Keith Law.

Greene was left off the Opening Day roster after fracturing his foot in spring training. He batted .291 in his minor-league career, clobbering 30 home runs across all three levels of the minors.

(Photo: Rick Osentoski / USA Today)

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