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Wellesley's Nate Freiman Blasts Game-Winning Homer in 2014 MLB Debut

Freiman, who has spent most of the season in Triple A, made the most of his big call up Sunday.

Nate Freiman hits the game-winning home run for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Credit: MLB Baseball
Nate Freiman hits the game-winning home run for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Credit: MLB Baseball
Nate Freiman, who grew up in Wellesley, blasted a game-winning home run for the Oakland Athletics Sunday.

It was his first game of the 2014 season for the A's, who beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3, thanks to Freiman's shot.

Freiman, 27, made his professional debut last year but has spent most of this season playing Triple A ball.

He said he was thrilled to get the callup Sunday.

"I was wired," he told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I drank a lot of coffee."

Freiman was called up after Josh Reddick, a former member of the Boston Red Sox, hurt his knee.

Freiman, who stands a towering 6 feet, 8 inches, played baseball at Wellesley High School. He played 80 games for the A's last year and was named the Rookie of the Month in May.

The A's were scheduled to play the Detroit Tigers Monday night. It was unclear if Freiman will be in the lineup.

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