COMERICA PARK (CBS DETROIT) – As Robbie Ray headed to the dugout for the final time Tuesday after allowing just one run through five and one-third innings, tears filled his eyes as fans rose from their seats and applauded. He left the game to a standing ovation.
Even with all the nerves associated with making his major league debut – particularly for a Detroit Tigers team whose fans largely wanted to keep the player for whom he was traded – Ray soaked in the moments, the atmosphere.
“I did enjoy it,” Ray said, all smiles as he stood in front of his locker after the game, ready and willing for his second batch of interviews. “Started tearing up a little bit because it was my major league debut and fans are always – it’s great.
“I was glad for their support tonight,” Ray added.
The Comerica Park crowd approved of the rookie’s…
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