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Grady Sizemore gets back in the swing of things with home run

BALTIMORE -- He's been away from the game for two years, but Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore is making his presence felt in Baltimore in his first game back to the majors on his comeback journey.

Sizemore tied the Opening Day game up at 1-1 in the fourth inning when he drilled a 3-1 pitch from Orioles starter Chris Tillman over the wall and off the fence in right field.

Sizemore's last two home runs were also at Camden Yards... before today, he hit the last one on July 15, 2011. Sizemore has now homered in three of his six career Opening Day starts. He also went deep in 2007 and 2008 as a member of the Indians.

Sizemore belted a single in his first at-bat in the second inning, his first major league hit since Sept. 22, 2011. He make his first out as a member of the Red Sox when he led off the sixth inning with a ground out to short.

With Jackie Bradley Jr. on second base and one out in the eighth inning, Sizemore struck out swinging.

Sizemore, a three-time All-Star, has not played a major league game since Sept. 2011. He had seven surgeries over a four-year period before signing an incentive-laden $750,000 contract with the Red Sox in January.

Sizemore batted .333 in spring training while Jackie Bradley Jr. batted just .158 with a team-high 17 strikeouts in 57 at-bats. Bradley was called back from Pawtucket after outfielder Shane Victorino went on the disabled list with hamstring strain.

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Sizemore's last two home runs were also at Camden Yards... before today, he hit the last one on July 15, 2011. Sizemore has now homered in three of his six career Opening Day starts. He also went deep in 2007 and 2008 as a member of the Indians.

Sizemore belted a single in his first at-bat in the second inning, his first major league hit since Sept. 22, 2011. He make his first out as a member of the Red Sox when he led off the sixth inning with a ground out to short.

Sizemore, a three-time All-Star, has not played a major league game since Sept. 2011. He had seven surgeries over a four year period before signing an incentive-laden $750,000 contract with the Red Sox in January

Sizemore batted .333 in spring training while Jackie Bradley Jr. batted just .158 with a team-high 17 strikeouts in 57 at-bats. Bradley was called back from Pawtucket after outfielder Shane Victorino went on the disabled list with hamstring strain.