Detroit Tigers treated a sellout crowd on Lou’s night to a rousing win over the Tampa Bay Rays

Detroit — They sold out Comerica Park for Low-lapalooza Saturday night.

An announced crowd of 40,101 came to celebrate Sweet Lou Whitaker — his No. 1 now retired and on the bricks alongside Alan Trammell’s No. 3 for all eternity. And they stayed to enjoy a gritty, if not rare, Tigers’ victory.

Spearheaded by the Castro boys — Harold and Willie — the Tigers steamrolled the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1, much to the delight of what was the largest non-Opening Day crowd in exactly six years (since Aug. 6, 2016, a game against the Mets).

“Congrats to Lou Whitaker,” manager AJ Hinch said. “What a tremendous tribute to him by the organization. It was so awesome to meet him. He spent some time in our clubhouse, meeting the players.

“It was just cool coming out to honor him with the ceremony and then following up with one of our best games of the year and in front of one of the best crowds we’ve had.”

The Castros combined for five hits (three by Harold), four runs and two RBIs and they were the first to crack Rays’ left ace Shane McClanahan.

“We went against him in Tampa,” Willie said. “We went out there with the mentality that he was going to be aggressive with the fastball and we executed pretty well.”

In the fourth inning, the Castros teamed up to record a rare 3-9 putout. Jose Siri hit a foul pop up near the short wall down the right field line. Harold Castro chased it and got his glove on it. Willi Castro, hustling from his right-field spot, was there to clean up the rebound after the ball popped out of Harold’s glove.

“We don’t practice that,” Hinch said with a wry smile.

Said Willy Castro: “Just reaction. I saw it was coming out of his glove and I just threw my glove there. I was ready. I think if he wasn’t going to catch it, I think I would have caught that ball. “

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