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April 23, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Joey Wendle, #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays, hits in the sixth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won, 6-3. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/TNS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Zunino’s first home run for the Tampa Bay Rays was one to remember.

The veteran catcher was reinstated from the paternity list, three days after the birth of his first child, and hit a two-run shot that helped the AL East leaders stop a season-high four-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

“Man, I didn’t promise that, but I’ll definitely take it,” Zunino said. “You know, that was a very special moment in life and my baseball career. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

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