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Jansen belts 1st career homer against Royals

August 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Major League "firsts" are piling up for Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen.One night after making his MLB debut with a two-hit performance, Jansen added his first homer and RBI with a solo shot to left in the fourth inning against the Royals in a 6-5 win

KANSAS CITY -- The Major League "firsts" are piling up for Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen.
One night after making his MLB debut with a two-hit performance, Jansen added his first homer and RBI with a solo shot to left in the fourth inning against the Royals in a 6-5 win on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
"It's a feeling everybody dreams about as a kid," Jansen said of hitting his first homer. "Having your family in the stands and being able to point at them. It's an amazing feeling."

Jansen, ranked as the club's No. 3 prospect and No. 73 in baseball by MLB Pipeline, connected against right-hander Heath Fillmyer to snap a 3-3 tie. Jansen's homer traveled a projected 384 feet, according to Statcast™.

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City.