Lew Ford hit his first major league home run in more than five years Monday night.
The Port Neches-Groves graduate now with the Baltimore Orioles led off the second inning with a home run to right field. He last hit a home run in the major leagues on July 29, 2007, while with the Minnesota Twins.
Ford went nearly five years without playing in a major league game until the Orioles called him up in July from Triple-A Norfolk. Ford began the season with an independent league team in Long Island, N.Y., and he played recent seasons in Japan and Mexico.
The right-handed hitting Ford hit the home run off Chicago White Sox left-hander Francisco Liriano.
The home run landed just inside the right field foul pole and Ford smiled as he crossed the plate and stepped into the dugout, according to a video posted on mlb.com.