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LaMarre's hometown homer helps White Sox beat Tigers, 6-3

When a major league player hits his first home run, his team usually needs to negotiate with a fan to get the ball.

The Chicago White Sox didn't have that problem Tuesday night.

Ryan LaMarre's line drive to left field bounced off the top of the bullpen shelter and into the hands of a familiar face.

"My uncle caught it," said LaMarre, who was born 10 miles north of Comerica Park and played college baseball at Michigan. "I'm not sure which uncle — I have a lot of them — but one of them caught it. It was crazy."

LaMarre, who hit the homer in his 168th plate appearance, acknowledged hitting one to a family member was a longshot.

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