Acuna despatched the primary pitch he noticed from Miami’s Trevor Richards, a 90 mph fastball, over the left-field fence, making him the second participant in fashionable MLB historical past (since 1900) to hit a leadoff homer in three straight video games. He joins Brady Anderson, who did it in 4 straight video games for the Baltimore Orioles in April 1996.
Acuna additionally has homered in 5 straight video games; at 20, he’s the youngest participant in MLB historical past to drag that feat. The one different participant below 21 to homer in 4 straight video games was Miguel Cabrera for the Marlins in 2004.
Acuna, who has 5 leadoff house runs this season, is making a bid to be the NL’s high rookie regardless of lacking a month with a left knee harm. His 18 homers this season are probably the most all-time by a participant age 20 or youthful over his first 67 profession video games.
Acuna is hitting .352 with 11 homers since transferring to the highest of the batting order, a stretch of 24 video games starting proper after the All-Star break. He went 5-for-Eight with two homers, 5 RBIs, 5 runs, two walks, a double and a stolen base in Atlanta’s doubleheader sweep of the Marlins.
The Related Press contributed to this report.