MUST SEE: JaCoby Jones drills a walk off home run in the 10th

JaCoby Jones becomes the second Tiger in three days to end a game with a walk-off home run. This time it was in the 10th inning off of Royals reliever Brad Keller to give the Tigers a 3-2 win in their series opener. Jones led off the inning and sent a 2-2 laser over the left field wall. This comes just two days after Dixon Machado blasted a walk-off homer to beat the Orioles, and gives the Tigers their fourth straight win.

Jones went 2 for 4 in the game, hitting an RBI double in the 5th inning. The Tigers’ only other run of the game also came in the 5th, with a Dixon Machado sac fly which scored Jones. The Royals came back and tied it up with a Mike Moustakas home run in the sixth, followed by a Jon Jay RBI single in the seventh before the game-winning home run. Michael Fulmer notched a solid Quality Start, turning in seven innings while giving up two runs and striking out four batters in his no-decision. Joe Jimenez earned the win.

Following the celebration, Jones talked about the excitement the team is feeling early into this season.

“It’s a great atmosphere. This is a great team, a great group of guys. It’s fun to be a part of and we’re just going to keep going, try to get some Ws and have fun.”

The Tigers will try to continue to ride this momentum as they play game two of the four-game set tomorrow. Daniel Norris toes the rubber and will be looking to earn his first win of the season. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.



Written by Bear McBride

Bear McBride is a writer/editor for Detroit Sports Nation, covering the Detroit Lions. He has worked as a writer and radio producer for five years, most notably as reporter and morning show host for NPR-affiliate radio station WUCX. In his free time, he is a photographer, dancer, podcaster, and blogger.

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