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Riley Greene on first MLB home run: ‘It was awesome’

Riley Greene went BOMBS AWAY!


Saturday is a day Detroit Tigers rookie Riley Greene will never forget as he blasted the first home run of his Major League Baseball career.

But what made Greene’s home run extra-special was the fact that it was a walk-off bomb against the Kansas City Royals.

Greene’s home was hit to dead center and as he rounded the bases and touched home plate, he was drenched with Gatorade.

Riley Greene on first MLB home run: ‘It was awesome’

Following the game, Riley Greene spoke to reporters about his first career dinger.

“I didn’t really know if it was gonna go because of the hit in the first inning,” Greene said. “I barreled that one up and I was like, ‘How didn’t that get out?’”

“I was kind of running decently hard down the line just in case, but once I saw it go out it was awesome,” Greene continued. “Just the adrenaline rush going through me, it was like I didn’t know what to do.”

“I was not anxious at all,” Greene said about the anticipation for his first homer. “Homers are going to come. If you try to hit homers, you’re not going to swing the bat good. I’m just focusing on me, my swing and my approach, and sticking to that. Homers will come when they do.”

Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said the dugout was pretty excited after Riley Greene and Victor Reyes went back-to-back to win the game.

‘That’s the most excited I’ve seen the dugout in a while,” Hinch said.

Greene and the Tigers will wrap up their three-game set against the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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