Ryan Braun hits bomb in first at-bat

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun runs onto the field for warm ups before opening day of baseball...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun runs onto the field for warm ups before opening day of baseball season as the Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies in a MLB National League baseball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this April 1, 2013, file photo. (REUTERS/Darren Hauck/Files)

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun wasted no time letting everyone know that he is back.

After serving a 65-game suspension at the end of the 2013 season as part of the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal, Braun smacked a two-run homer in his first at-bat on Thursday in the Brewers' CactusLleague opener against the Oakland Athletics in Phoenix.

The 30-year-old Braun, who played in just 61 games last year because of the suspension and injuries, smacked an 0-and-1 pitch from Oakland starter Tommy Milone over the wall in the left-field corner in the first inning.

Braun, a five-time All-Star and 2011 National League MVP, was greeted by cheers and some hecklers in his first game since July 21.

Braun finished the 2013 season with nine homers and 38 RBI after launching 41 home runs and driving in 112 runs the previous year. Going into last year, he had hit at least 25 homers and had 97 or more RBIs in each of the first six seasons in his career.


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