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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Even though the Diamondbacks lost 6-1 against the Kansas City Royals, it was a big day for a Seattle family who watched as their son's dreams came true.

Jake Lamb had his first Major League hit and RBI.

"It was awesome having my family and friends there that was the biggest thing," said Jake Lamb.

The Diamondback's new-third baseman was called up after only five days in AAA, but has spent two years in the minors, and the experience has been overwhelming.

"The smile on his face kind of said it all, like this is unreal," said John Lamb

"I just kind of looked around, and it was just like, I'm here," said Jake Lamb

The rookie got the call from his long-time manager and couldn't wait to share the news.

"The call to my mom and dad was something I'll never forget for the rest of my life," said Jake Lamb.

"He just broke down and started to cry, and I said what's wrong, what happened? Thinking he got injured or something but he said I'm going to the big leagues," said Deonne Lamb.

So the family and a few of Jake's good friends hopped on a plane and made the trek to Arizona to watch Jake finally achieve what he has worked so hard to accomplish.

"It was his dream always, but then it becomes your dream, because you want it for your son," she said.

"You think about that, and how it might feel when it actually happens, hard emotion to try and fully describe. But an awfully good one," said John Lamb.

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