June 2 (UPI) --
BIG WILLIE STYLE. pic.twitter.com/Mk00qhIUSr- Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 2, 2019
Smith, 24, hit a 3-2 splitter from Hector Neris over the left field fence to break a 3-3 tie in the nnth inning at a sold-out Dodgers Stadium on Saturday night.
"First walk-off I've ever had, first home run in the big leagues, couldn't have asked for a bigger stage and a bigger moment," Smith said. "I'll remember that forever."
Smith is hitting .286 in 14 at-bats since he was promoted from the minor leagues last week. He was a first-round pick from the University of Louisville in 2016.
Smith is the first player to hit a walk-off home run for his first career home run since Miami's J.T. Riddle accomplished the feat on April 16, 2017, according to MLB.com.
The Dodgers moved to 40-19 with their third walk-off win of the year. Los Angeles has a nine-game lead over the Colorado Rockies for first place in the NL West Division.