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Franmil crushes first MLB home run vs. Nats

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WASHINGTON -- Padres right fielder Franmil Reyes hit his first career home run in the fourth inning of the Padres' 10-2 loss on Monday at Nationals Park, connecting on a 1-0 changeup from left-hander Gio Gonzalez for a two-run homer.

Reyes' homer traveled 398 feet with an exit velocity of 108 mph, according to Statcast™, and cut the Padres' deficit to 6-2. The 22-year-old made his Major League debut on May 14 and started his Padres career 2-for-17 at the plate through six games, but there was no doubting his power potential.

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WASHINGTON -- Padres right fielder Franmil Reyes hit his first career home run in the fourth inning of the Padres' 10-2 loss on Monday at Nationals Park, connecting on a 1-0 changeup from left-hander Gio Gonzalez for a two-run homer.

Reyes' homer traveled 398 feet with an exit velocity of 108 mph, according to Statcast™, and cut the Padres' deficit to 6-2. The 22-year-old made his Major League debut on May 14 and started his Padres career 2-for-17 at the plate through six games, but there was no doubting his power potential.

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"It was a great swing for him," Padres manager Andy Green said. "I know it's a big moment, and I know he doesn't want to have it happen in a game we lose like this, but the kid's first Major League home run is a lot of fun for him."

In 36 games this season with Triple-A El Paso, Reyes had 14 homers and 38 RBIs. In 2017 with Double-A San Antonio, his 25 homers and 102 RBIs led the Padres' Minor League system.

Reyes' 14 homers in the Minors this season were tied for the most with the Nationals' Juan Soto, who also hit his first MLB clout in Monday's game.

Elliott Smith is a contributor to MLB.com based in Washington D.C.

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