DETROIT (AP) - Wily Mo Pena hit a towering solo home run in the
eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Detroit Tigers
7-6 on Friday night.
Pena, called up from the minor leagues earlier this week for his first big league stint since 2008, hit a two-out homer an estimated 454 feet over the left-field fence off David Purcey (1-1). The ball landed in the final rows of seats under the big scoreboard at Comerica Park.
Pena has homered twice since joining the Diamondbacks. They've
been able to use him as a designated hitter in American League
ballparks during interleague play.
Esmerling Vasquez (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for Arizona.
David Hernandez worked the eighth, and J.J. Putz finished for his 21st save.
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