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Video: Pitcher Michael Lorenzen hits a pinch-hit home run

Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 06: Michael Lorenzen #21 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by Billy Hamilton #6 after hitting a solo home run to break a tie in the sixth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on April 6, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen can hit. The 25-year-old tripled as a rookie in 2015 and belted his first career home run on August 19 against the Dodgers last year against Pedro Baez.

Manager Bryan Price decided to get Lorenzen into the game on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies, having him pinch-hit for Cody Reed in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs. Facing Adam Morgan, Lorenzen smashed a 3-1 fastball to center field for a solo home run, breaking a 4-4 tie. Lorenzen didn’t stay in to pitch, as Tony Cingrani took the mound to start the seventh.

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