Benny has first HR, triple in today's game at Detroit . . .

During the game, the announcers mentioned that the Boston Manager says that Benintendi’s his guy in left field now. Had originally come up to hit against righties, but now he’s the regular.

BTW, one of the announcers today (on TBS) was Cal Ripkin, and he had a lot of nice things to say about Benintendi.

Family witnesses Benintendi’s first triple, HR (includes video of both hits)

Triple off Verlander? Not too shabby.