BET À DAY
In his second major league baseball game, Quebecer Charles Leblanc hit his first home run on Sunday.
Third baseman of the Miami Marlins achieved the feat in the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the New York Mets.
The right-handed hitter fired a shot from starter Taijuan Walker (9-2) outside the left field fence at LoanDepot Park. This is a solo circuit.
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 was in the Marlins' starting lineup for a second straight game. After being used as the ninth hitter the day before, Leblanc earned a minor promotion and was moved up one spot for the day's duel.
As for the outcome of the game, the Mets were quick to took control by building a 6-0 lead after three at bats and was never really in danger afterwards.
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. scored with two RBIs.
At Yankee Stadium, the Kansas City Royals ended their five-game losing streak by defeating the Bronx Bombers 8-6. a three-run homer from Salvador Perez in the ninth inning that was the difference for the Missouri club.