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D-backs rookie Josh Rojas crushes first major league home run

Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Rojas (9) celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers with Jarrod Dyson during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Litchfield Park-native had a memorable milestone Friday night.

In the bottom of the seventh, D-backs rookie Josh Rojas stepped to the plate.

With a 2-0 count and trailing 4-2, Rojas took an inside pitch 373 feet to right field.

It marked his first major league home run.

Rojas’ home run tied the game and opened the door for Tim Locastro to score the game winning run in the eighth inning on a balk.

It was the second home run of the night after Eduardo Escobar had a two-run home run in the sixth.

Rojas finished the night going 2-for-3 with two hits. Through 14 games with the team, he’s batting .205 with eight hits and five runs.


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