Scary Collision Between Hill, Baddoo Dampens Tigers’ Win Over Orioles

By Chris McCosky From The Detroit News BALTIMORE—The game all of a sudden became very secondary as Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo and center fielder Derek Hill were sprawled out on the ground in left field after a fierce collision in the eighth inning Tuesday night. The two speedy rookie outfielders were chasing a drive in the gap hit by Orioles slugger Anthony Santander. They collided at near full speed and somehow Hill held on to the ball. The collision seemed more body to body but Baddoo was clearly dazed and wobbly. According to Statcast, Hill’s sprint speed was 28.3 feet per second when he caught the ball. Baddoo was pursuing at a sprint speed of 28.5 feet per second. Both walked off under their own power and there was no immediate word on their condition. The Tigers had to scramble their defense, inserting Harold Castro into the game at …

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