Jemile Weeks hits first major league homer

Recently, Jemile Weeks' teammates were starting to get on him about his lack of home runs.
"They said, 'You've just got the bagel on the board, fill the board up,' and 'Anyone think he'll get to hit one out today? I don't,' " Weeks said with a laugh Thursday afternoon.

Weeks silenced the rest of the A's with a solo shot to right off Colby Lewis in the sixth inning Thursday, his first big-league home run. It took him 90 games to record the homer. That's the second longest homerless streak to begin a career in Oakland history after Mike Bordick's run of 132 games, which ended May 10, 1992.

"The home run put some extra pep in his step today," manager Bob Melvin said.

"It's awesome to see him get his first one," Oakland starter Trevor Cahill said. "We've been joking with him to get it, and especially here, with the big ballpark, it takes the pressure off."

Weeks went 3 for 3 and he scored the winning run in the eighth inning. He's batting a team-high .303.

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