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Gregorius returns in Major League with homerun
NEW YORK, New York (USA) - Mariekson 'Didi' Gregorius returned in the Major League on Thursday-evening and hit a homerun on the first pitch he saw, as the Arizona Diamondbacks won 6-2 in 12 innings vs. the New York Yankees.

Gregorius was on the 40-man roster of the Diamondbacks during Spring Training, playing in 15 games (11 hits, 2 homeruns), but then was placed on the Disabled List shortly before Opening Day, due to a right elbow strain. On April 9, he was assigned to the Reno Aces, the Triple-A team of the D-backs for a rehab period. In seven games, the short stop was 12-for-31 with two doubles and two homeruns.

On Tuesday, 2B Aaron Hill was placed on the DL with a broken left hand and Gregorius was activated from the DL and added to the big league-roster.

On Thursday, Gregorius played in his first game and hit the first pitch he saw from Phil Hughes away for a lead-off homerun in the third inning. Last season, Gregorius made his big league-debut, playing in eight games for the Cincinnati Reds and then hit six basehits, all singles.

Arizona made it 2-0 in the sixth inning when Martin Prado homered, but then the Yankees scored a run in the home of the sixth on a homerun by Robinson Cano and tied the score in the ninth inning when Francisco Cervelli homered with one out.

In the twelfth inning, Arizona decided the game by scoring four runs.

(April 18)

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