Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña hit leadoff home runs in both games of Monday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, becoming the first hitter to accomplish that specific feat since the Orioles’ Brady Anderson on August 21, 1999. Acuña kept it going, hitting another leadoff home run to kick off Tuesday’s game against the Marlins. Acuña jumped on a first-pitch fastball from Trevor Richards, blasting it into the seats in left field.
The 20-year-old has also homered in five consecutive games and in seven of his last eight games. He is the youngest player in baseball history to homer in five straight games. Acuña is the first Brave to homer in five straight games since Brian McCann in 2006.
After his first-inning home run, Acuña is hitting .285/.344/.565 with 18 home runs, 40 RBI, and 48 runs scored in 285 plate appearances.
The Braves entered Tuesday’s action one game ahead of the Phillies in the NL East. With the Phillies hosting the Red Sox — baseball’s best team — for a two-game series, the Braves could pick up a couple more games in the standings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Burglars caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig‘s home while attempting to steal a safe.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.
Police said Thursday that the suspects then fled, leaving the safe in the entry way. An inventory is being conducted to determine what else was taken. Puig was at Dodger Stadium for a game on Tuesday.
“I (did) not sleep too much yesterday,” Puig said Wednesday, without offering details about the latest incident.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects, including the driver of a black four-door Toyota vehicle with paper license plates.
Police say the same suspects are believed to have been involved in another burglary attempt at Puig’s home on Aug. 30.
Previous break-ins at Puig’s residences occurred in March 2017 and during Game 7 of last year’s World Series.
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