Phillies' Galvis celebrates day of daughter's birth with home run

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis and his wife, Ana, welcomed their second daughter Monday morning with the birth of Nicole.

And with a hospital band wrapped around his right wrist, Galvis celebrated by hitting a two-run home run in the team's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Despite only sleeping a couple hours because Nicole was born at 5:53 in the morning, Galvis swung at the first pitch he saw and hit a first-inning shot estimated at 417 feet into the second deck in right field off Ivan Nova (8-6).

Galvis reached base on a bunt single his next time up, then scored when Maikel Franco ripped a liner out to left to make it 4-0 in the third.

"It was a good day,'' Galvis said with a big smile. "Just trying to do one thing at a time.''

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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