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DeWitt singles in MLB debut with Dodgers
Sikeston's Blake DeWitt was thrown right into the fire during his major league debut.
DeWitt, who parlayed strong spring training play and several injuries to make the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening-day roster, was their starting third baseman during Monday's season opener.
The 22-year-old DeWitt singled in his first big-league at-bat in the second inning and scored a run as the Dodgers beat the visiting San Francisco Giants 5-0.
DeWitt, batting eighth in the order, went 1-for-2 with two walks.
DeWitt, a 2004 Sikeston High School graduate, was drafted by Los Angeles with the 28th pick of the first round. He never had played at a level higher than Class AA before making the Dodgers' roster.