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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took advantage of the Toronto Blue Jays' first preseason game on Saturday afternoon in Florida to homer.
Guerrero Jr. slammed the long ball in the fourth inning to drive in two runs to help lead a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.
Dominican-born Quebecer Otto Lopez also took advantage of this meeting to report. He thus displayed his speed to obtain a triple, in the third inning, then crossing home plate on a sacrifice fly by his teammate Nathan Lukes. Lopez played the game as a right fielder.
Prospect Addison Barger and veteran Santiago Espinal also homered for the Jays in the game.
At the mound, the Japan's Yusei Kikuchi had a reassuring performance to start the preseason schedule, limiting the Pirates to one hit in two innings. Kikuchi mostly made five strikeouts.
Édouard Julien on the trails
In Fort Myers, Quebecer Édouard Julien applied his recipe in front of the lead to success, hitting the trails twice in as many occasions in a preseason game for the Minnesota Twins.
Julien, who was playing second base defensively, first hit a single in second inning at the expense of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Josh Fleming, before scoring on a triple from teammate Willi Castro. The athlete from Quebec, who is 23 years old, drew a base on walks in the next turn at bat.
The Twins won the game by the score of 8 to 4.