Harold Castro’s homer allows Detroit Tigers to beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2

Harold Castro’s homer allows Detroit Tigers to beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Detroit Tigers right-hander Alex Faedo took to the mound Monday for his return to Tropicana Field, about 20 miles from his hometown of Tampa and 150 miles from the University of Florida.

It was a homecoming start.

Faedo spent most of his life in Florida and attended many Tampa Bay Rays games as a child. This time, the 26-year-old rookie came into the ballpark — faced 12-year-old MLB veteran Corey Kluber — and allowed just one run as he pitched the sixth inning.

“Step by step,” Faedo said. “Don’t try to think too much about it. Don’t try to do too much. I did my best not to be too anxious there. It was a dream come true. I attended a ton of games here. I could hear the support from the crowd.”

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