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Top prospect Wander Franco hits game-tying HR for first MLB hit

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The Wander Franco era has officially begun.

MLB's No. 1 prospect made his big league debut Tuesday night versus the Boston Red Sox and came through in the clutch. In the fifth inning, Franco tied things up for the Tampa Bay Rays with a three-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez, the first hit of his promising career.

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This kid is going to be special.

Franco, 20, hit .315 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs in 39 games for the Triple-A Durham Bulls this year. The switch-hitting infielder is a five-tool prospect with the potential to be one of the top players in the game for a long time.