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.
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.
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