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Hermida hits grand slam in first at-bat

Associated Press

MIAMI – Florida’s Jeremy Hermida became the first player in more than a century and the second ever to hit a grand slam in his first major league at-bat, connecting in the seventh inning off the St. Louis Cardinals’ Al Reyes on Wednesday night.

The outfielder, whose contract was purchased from Double-A Carolina earlier in the day, was just the third player to hit a slam in his first game. He connected on the third pitch he saw in the big leagues.

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