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Kyle Higashioka hits home run for first big league hit

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The Yankees catcher took David Price deep on Sunday night.

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Higgy finally got his hit.

On Sunday night, Kyle Higashioka snapped an 0-for-22 streak by launching a monster home run against the Red Sox. The Yankees catcher took David Price deep to left in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was a no-doubter off the bat. The only question was if it would stay fair. Higashioka kept it inside the foul pole and the Yankees had a 7 - 0 lead.

The Yankees decided to give him the silent treatment once he returned to the dugout. He received congratulations from Marcus Thames and Steve Donohue, but his teammates were nowhere to be found. After a few air high fives, the Bombers mobbed Higashioka and the party was on.

This couldn’t have come at a better time, as Higashioka inched dangerously close to some dubious history. One has to imagine that a good deal of pressure came off of him with that home run.

Now, to the action footage!

Can’t forget the Statcast data, either:

Way to go, Higgy!