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Jorge Soler's father shares moment of home run in first at-bat of big league debut

CINCINNATI -- Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut. Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression. The Cubs made the decision to elevate the 22-year-old Soler for Wednesday night's 7-5 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. With a canny sense of timing and a bit of shrewd calculation, Soler launched a 423-foot solo home run to center field in his first at-bat. "Real, real happy about it. You know, first time in the big leagues, first at-bat ... very excited and happy," Soler said through a team interpreter. He also had an RBI single in the eighth inning ...

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