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Watch: Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach smacks first MLB homer

Daniel Vogelbach gave the Mariners an insurance run Friday night with his first MLB homer. (AP)

After tying for the MLB spring training lead in home runs this year, it was only a matter of time before Daniel Vogelbach would connect on his first homer in a regular season game in the majors.

That home run came on Friday night for the Mariners first baseman/designated hitter.

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Just moments after Mitch Haniger delivered a go-ahead three-run homer, Vogelbach tacked on some insurance for Seattle in the seventh inning of its 7-4 victory over the A’s, clubbing a shot over the wall in right field.

Vogelbach didn’t appear to fit in the Mariners’ plans for the 25-man roster entering spring, but he was the standout of Cactus League play for them, sitting atop the spring leaderboards with a .407 average, .529 on-base percentage and .926 slugging percentage, and tying for the lead with seven home runs. That earned him a spot on the opening day roster, and he’s played well enough to justify the nod.

Entering Saturday, Vogelbach is hitting .222 with a .300 OBP, four RBIs, and, yes, one home run.

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