Brewers' Keston Hiura smacks first MLB home run

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Hiura, the Brewers' top prospect and the No. 15 overall MLB prospect, lined a shot down the left-field line for his first home run.

Brewers' Keston Hiura smacks first MLB home run

Hiura, the Brewers' top prospect and the No. 15 overall MLB prospect, lined a shot down the left-field line for his first home run.

Keston Hiura hit his first MLB home run Sunday, and he left no doubt about it.

Hiura, the Brewers' top prospect and the No. 15 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, lined an 83 mph slider from Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz over the left-field wall in the fifth inning.

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The solo home run gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

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Hiura, the Brewers' first-round draft pick in 2017, entered the day hitting .200 in his first 20 at-bats since being called up early last week from Triple-A San Antonio. The second baseman has been hailed for his offensive potential since leading the NCAA in batting average (.442) as a junior at UC Irvine in 2017. The 22-year-old right hander hit 28 home runs with a .914 OPS in 202 minor league games, and sprayed hits all over the field.

And now he's got his first MLB home run.

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