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It took 22 games, but Julio Rodríguez finally left the yard at home.

The Seattle Mariners slugger hit his first home run at home this season in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Rodríguez clubbed a 2-2 pitch from Oakland starter Alex Wood out to straightaway center field in the second inning for a two-run shot that gave Seattle a 5-0 lead.

The Mariners went on to win 8-4.

“Once we get Julio going and he’s driving the ball out of the yard like that, I mean, that’s a good thing for us because he’s kind of the spark plug to this team,” Seattle DH Mitch Garver said.

It was just the second homer all year for Rodríguez as the long ball has been missing from his game at the plate for most of the first six weeks of the season and especially at home. It took nearly a month before Rodríguez hit his first long ball on April 23 in Texas and almost three more weeks before he did it again.

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