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Orioles' Francisco Pena, who grew up at ballparks, savors 'dream' first major league home run

Orioles' Francisco Pena, who grew up at ballparks, savors 'dream' first major league home run

To say he couldn’t have drawn it up better is only a touch untrue. But catcher Francisco Pena has been around baseball his entire life, so he knows more than to second-guess anything about the occasion of his first major league home run.

It could have been a touch sweeter if his father, Yankees bench coach and former major league catcher Tony Pena, had been here, as he will be starting Friday. Instead, a different father-son dynamic played out in the moments following his first home run, which came in a 12-7 Orioles win over the Boston Red Sox — Pena’s own son was there at his locker, enjoying the occasion with him.

“It's awesome,” Pena said....

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