May 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) gets a single during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Astros' George Springer hits first major league HR (Video)

It took 19 games, but the Astros’ most highly-touted prospect finally hit his first bomb of the season.

In the top of the fifth inning against Drew Smyly of Detroit on Thursday afternoon, George Springer lined a rocket over the 365 mark in right field. It was a solo shot that cut the Tigers’ lead in half to 2-1. The shot brought his average up to .231 and gives him 7 RBI on the season. Springer had already made a diving catch in the game to add to the highlight reel.

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