WASHINGTON (AP) Dansby Swanson's first major league home run stayed in the ballpark.
The 2015 overall No. 1 draft pick circled the bases with an inside-the-park home run in the second inning of the Atlanta Braves' game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Swanson lined a pitch from Gio Gonzalez over Trea Turner and high off the center-field fence, 399 feet away. The ball caromed toward the infield, and Swanson slid home headfirst, easily beating the throw by right fielder Bryce Harper.
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Swanson was selected by Arizona in the draft, traded to Atlanta in December and made his big league debut Aug. 17. He entered the night with a .236 with four RBIs in 55 at-bats.
Atlanta's previous first inside-the-park home run was by Wes Helms on Oct. 7, 2001.