BETTING À DAY
Charles Leblanc has never ceased to impress since his major league debut. He had his sixth hit in just four games as the Miami Marlins, but he still saw his team fall.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Marlins 2 to 1 and thus swept the series of three games between the two teams.
In the sixth inning, the Quebecer showed patience in his duel against pitcher Graham Ashcraft. On the 10th pitch of his time at bat, Leblanc hit the ball safely in left field, reaching first base without difficulty. A few moments later, a sacrifice ball from Miguel Rojas allowed the Laval residents to cross the plate.
Ashcraft (5-2) was however the star of the game, he who almost passed the entire encounter at the mound. He allowed just one run on five hits in eight-and-a-third innings.
A two-run single from Aristides Aquino early in the game was enough for the Reds to win.
Braxton Garrett (2-5) struck out a whopping 11 in just five and two-thirds innings, but added the loss to his record because he allowed the only three hits and the Reds' only two runs.