Tigers fans are very familiar with outfielder Rajai Davis, having spent two seasons in Detroit back in 2014-15. His calling card has always been his speed, and it was on full display Tuesday against the Angels.
Watch as Davis smokes a ball towards Angels first baseman (and another former Tiger) Jefry Marte that gets away and allows Davis to get on his horse for the eventual ‘little league’ home run.
— LasMayores (@LasMayores) April 5, 2017
Officially, the play was ruled a triple for Davis and he scored on the throwing error from Danny Espinosa. It put Oakland ahead 6-4, but the A’s lost the game 7-6 thanks to a 3-run homer from the aforementioned Espinosa.
Davis, 36, signed a one-year deal with Oakland this past offseason. He played for the A’s from 2008-10 and had arguably his best season as an Athletic in 2009. The 12-year veteran Davis has 365 career steals, good for third among active players behind Ichiro (Age 43, 508 steals) and Jose Reyes (Age 34, 488).