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Kenta Maeda hits home run in major league debut

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It was the first home run of the season for the Dodgers.

Welcome to the big leagues, Kenta Maeda.

Not only was the Japanese right-hander staked to four runs in the first inning, but he added to the support himself in the fourth inning with a solo shot to left field against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner.

It was the first home run of the season for the Dodgers, who to this moment have outscored the Padres 23-0 in three games this season.

Maeda is the second Dodgers pitcher to hit a home run in his big league debut. Dan Bankhead did the same against the Pirates on August 26, 1947, in his first major league at-bat.

Maybe Maeda can get Dave Roberts to take him out for another steak dinner.