Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland inserted Avisail Garcia into the ninth spot in the batting order so he could settle in a little bit. It didn't take him long at all.

Garcia hit his first career home run -- a three-run shot in the second inning -- in a 7-5 loss to the Houston Astros. The Tigers recalled him from Triple-A Toledo just two days earlier when they placed Austin Jackson on the disabled list.

"It was pretty amazing for me," Garcia said. "That was my first home run in the big leagues. I was waiting for that. … It was a pretty exciting moment in my career last year to win the American League Championship and now this, hitting my first home run."

Garcia's teammates in the dugout were certainly excited for him. Miguel Cabrera jumped up and down several times with his arms in the air as Garcia rounded the bases.

"They were excited because I'm working hard," Garcia said. "Everybody was excited because they were waiting for that."

Phil Coke was just as excited to see the home run from where he was in the bullpen.

"It was quite an impressive shot," he said. "It was really exciting to hear everybody get crazy as far as the fan base goes. Knowing everybody in the dugout was going crazy as well, it was pretty cool."