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Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier hits a two-run home run Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels. It was the first career home run for the former Bishop Luers star.

Kiermaier hits first career homer in Rays' loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Tampa Bay rookie center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, in just his third big-league start, hit his first career home run Sunday in the Rays’ 6-2 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels.

Kiermaier, the former Bishop Luers star, also robbed Erick Aybar of extra bases in the second with a leaping catch while crashing against the 18-foot wall in right-center. Kiermaier was recalled from Triple-A Durham over the weekend when Desmond Jennings was placed on the bereavement list.

Kiermaier hit his two-run home run off reliever Michael Morin in the seventh. The drive to left kept carrying until it disappeared in the lower seats in the left-field corner.

Albert Pujols hit two solo home runs off of Rays starter David Price to lead the Angels.

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