Alex Faedo's homecoming a success, Tigers edge Rays 3-2 on Harold Castro's late homer

Alex Faedo’s homecoming a success, Tigers edge Rays 3-2 on Harold Castro’s late homer

St. Petersburg, Fla. — AJ Hinch nailed it before the game.

He was asked about rookie Alex Faedo’s anxiety level as he prepared to make his third start and his first ever as a big-leaguer in his hometown, against the team he grew up rooting for.

“Honestly, I think the people around him are more nervous than he’s ever been,” Hinch said. “Even for his debut, for his return to Tampa, I’ve not seen one ounce of nervousness. It’s just flat-line, ready to compete, ready to play.”

That’s exactly right. Either the moment wasn’t all that big for him or he simply, calmly rose to it.

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