In his second career game in major league baseball, Quebecer Charles Leblanc hit his first home run on Sunday.
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The Miami Marlins third base player did the feat in the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the New York Mets.
The right-handed hitter dispatched a shot from starter Taijuan Walker (9-2) outside the left field fence at LoanDepot Park. This is a solo tour.
In the previous inning, Leblanc also hit the plate, thanks to a single from his teammate Jacob Stallings. The Laval native had hit a double to get to the trails. He thus became the first player in Marlins history to score a double in his first two career games.
The Belle Province representative concluded Sunday's matchup with one RBI, two runs scored and two hits in four plate appearances. He was also struck out on two occasions. The 26-year-old athlete was in the Marlins' starting lineup for a second straight game. After being used as the ninth hitter the day before, Leblanc earned a small promotion and was moved up one spot for the day's duel.
As for the outcome of the game, the Mets quickly took control as they built a 6-0 lead after three at bats and were never in real danger afterward.
Elsewhere in the majors
At Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox avoided being swept in their three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers by winning 7-2. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts stood out with two points products.
At Yankee Stadium, the Kansas City Royals ended their five-game losing streak by defeating the Bronx Bombers 8-6. It was a three-run homer from Salvador Perez in the ninth inning that made the difference for the Missouri club.