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Astros' Colin Moran hits 1st major league home run

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Save that baseball.

MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Colin Moran was the man called upon with Carlos Correa went down with an injury to fill in the infield. He made the most of his start on Friday with a triple and home run — the first of his major league career.

Moran connected on a first-pitch slider from Richard Bleier in the eighth inning, which proved to be the winning run.

Save that ball! Moran blasts his first career homer!

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The best part about the home run is the silent treatment from the team when he gets back to the dugout.

Moran has had an interesting ride with the Houston Astros, to say the least. He was on the short list of players the Astors were looking at 2013 MLB Draft. But he was selected by the Marlins and trade to the Astros in 2014.

Moran looked like the future at third base. But he didn't light the world on fire in Triple-A and the Astros drafted Alex Bregman and signed Yuli Gurriel at Moran's position.

But Morn has figured things out at 24-years-old. He was batting .308 (93x302) with 18 home runs and 63 RBIs in 79 games with Triple-A Fresno.

Let's hope he can keep it up.