Sardinha hits 1st career homer, Phillies win

Sardinha hits 1st career homer, Phillies win
Dane Sardinha at bat
Dane Sardinha at bat

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

PHILADELPHIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kamehameha Schools graduate Dane Sardinha, called up to the Phillies on Saturday from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, hit his first Major League home run in the sixth inning of Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians.

Sardinha's solo shot to left field sparked a five-run Philadelphia rally.  The Phillies went on to beat the Indians 12-3.

Sardinha went 1 for 4 at the plate.  He also reached base on a fielder's choice and scored two runs.

The Phillies regular catcher, Carlos Ruiz, is on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion.

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