Amir Garrett’s feud with Javier Baez still simmering: ‘They’re both competitive dudes’
They have new jerseys now, but Amir Garrett still isn’t fond of Javier Baez. Garrett, now a Kansas City Royals reliever, never even faced Baez on Saturday, but he still managed to do some jawing from the mound and the dugout. I was right next to Javy when all that started (in the sixth inning). They’re both very competitive dudes and they both have not forgotten their past.”Garrett was replaced in the next half-inning, so he never actually faced Baez. But the Tigers and Royals meet again for a four-game series beginning July 11 in Kansas City, so plenty of opportunities remain.mlive.com
Riley Greene hits walk-off homer to lead Tigers to win
DETROIT -- Victor Reyes and Riley Greene hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a dramatic win 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. Greene destroyed a 96 mph fastball from Royals reliever Joel Payamps and sent it 432 feet to the shrubbery in center field. pic.twitter.com/1REUUvbyz9 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 2, 2022Greene was at the center of the Tigers’ offense on Saturday, leading off the game with his first career triple. Greene scored the Tigers’ second run in the fifth when he walked and came home on Eric Haase’s RBI single. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Royals wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at Comerica Park.mlive.com
Will rivalry between Javier Baez and Amir Garrett continue in AL Central? Garrett hasn’t forgotten
The rivalry between Javier Baez and Amir Garrett is one that has led to some tense moments over the last few years. Garrett recently joined “The Chris Rose Rotation” for an interview and said he has not forgotten about his rivalry with Baez. “I’m going to remember the battles that we’ve had,” Garrett said on the show. “And if you show me up, I’m going to show you up. But I’m going to remember that though for these next battles that we have this year.mlive.com
Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series
Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates driving in the game-winning run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 13th inning during Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 1-0. The East champion Braves won a postseason opener for the first time since Game 1 of the 2001 NL Division Series. In Game 5 of the 2019 NL Division Series, Atlanta gave up a record 10 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals in their first at-bat. Braves: There were injury concerns after Atlanta's last series of the regular season, but everyone was good to go in the playoffs.
Reds' Garrett drops fears, speaks out about racial injustice
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett leads other pitchers in sprints during spring training baseball workouts in Goodyear, Ariz. As one of only two Black players on the Cincinnati Reds, reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to use his platform to speak about racial injustice. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)CINCINNATI With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination. He saw what happened when Colin Kaepernick tried to focus attention on racial injustice the quarterback hasn't played again in the NFL. The Reds organized a Zoom session with diversity Saturday with Tru Pettigrew, an inclusion and diversity advocate . It really took a lot for me to get vulnerable with my teammates like that, Garrett said.