New York defeated Detroit, 5-1, Tuesday at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York.
Former Vol Andre Lipcius started at third base for the Tigers. He was 1-for-4.
The former Vol was a third-round selection by Detroit in the 2019 MLB draft (No. 83 overall).
Lipcius played third base and shortstop for Tennessee from 2017-19 and was selected to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2017.
He became the third Vol during the Tony Vitello era to debut in Major League Baseball, joining Garrett Crochet (2020) and Ben Joyce (2023).
Vitello has served as the Vols’ head coach since 2018.
Detroit will next play Monday at New York. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. EDT at Yankee Stadium.