Posted May 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Brandon Inge made quite a first impression in his first home game with the Oakland Athletics. Inge hit a game-ending grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning rally that led the A's to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. ''I'm so happy here right now,'' Inge said. ''I fit in. It's a new start for me. I welcomed it. I know we have a young ballclub, but they can play. I'm honored to be a part of this ballclub and trying to help them win. That's what feels the best.'' After being released by the Detroit Tigers on April 26 after hitting just .100 in his first nine games this season, Inge has quickly made an impact for the A's. Josh Donaldson, Eric Sogard and Luke Hughes shared third base to start the season for Oakland and batted .111 with eight errors through the first 20 games. Inge has two homers and eight RBIs in his past two games for an A's team that has matched a season high with three straight wins. ''He's just a gamer,'' said shortstop Cliff Penningt...
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