Selfridge Air National Guard personnel played a major role in Fourth of July pre-game festivities at Comerica Park.
- Col. Philip Sheridan, the vice-commander of the 127th Wing, threw one of the ceremonial first pitches.
- Capt. Daniel Mercante, who recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan where he served as a pilot in the 107th fighter squadron, delivered the game ball to the mound.
- Senior Master Sgt. Mark Kaufmann from the 127th Wing sang the national anthem before the game, and "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch.