Wide receiver Chadwick Tromp hit two doubles and a one-shot in his first major league game this season and drove over three runs, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins in their doubles debut on Saturday.
The Braves won 6-2 to sweep the doubles in Game 2.
Quebecer Charles Leblanc took a third hit at bats in Game 1.
The leading batsman for the Marlins in the fifth inning took a single hit from the right first. He then stole second base before moving to third base after an uneven shot from Tromp.
Leblanc was retained for three games in Game 2, but walked one to 13 games, appearing on the field at least once to start his career.
For the second time in his young career, he hadn’t hit a safe during a game. He went for a walk every time.
Leblanc stands out with a .378 batting average (17 on 45), including home runs. He averaged .404 on bases and had an ERA of .937.
The 26-year-old Laval resident has four doubles, five points and three stolen bases.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Robbie Grossman hit two each for the Braves, who took five wins after Eastern leaders lost four of their five games to the New York Mets, while Matt Olson homerd.
In Game 1, Atlanta starter Kyle Muller allowed two runs and three innings out of five. Recalling from Gwinnett at AAA level earlier on Saturday, Muller (1-1) walked and took five hits.
The Marlins lost 12 of their 13 home games in their first 12 games in August, scoring 23 total points.
Tromp, 27, has made 33 appearances for San Francisco in the past two seasons. The Braves claimed the receiver in a waiver last September.
Tromp doubled down with bases loaded in three rounds in the fourth inning, giving Atlanta a 3-0 lead. When Tromp reached second base, he limped, immediately drawing the attention of the Braves coaching team, but remained in the game.
Miami closed the lead in Jesus Aguilar’s two-run match for 14th.
Olson faced off against the Marlins’ first pitcher, Jesus Luzardo.
The Braves added to their lead with Tromp’s eighth single. Perhaps feeling the effects of his previous double, Tromp remained in first base despite being hit deeply from the left.
Kenley Jansen scored the ninth goal for his 26th save.
Luzardo (3-5) allowed four runs and seven hits out of five. The south paw allowed two walks and fired six strokes.
In Game 2, the Braves passed the ball to Ian Anderson (10-6) who was dropped earlier in the week due to his poor performance and was recalled during this double-header. He earned points from his manager by holding the Marlins in two rounds in six innings and scoring his 10th win of the season.
In other matches:
Chicago 7 – Cincinnati 2
HCC : Ian Happ returned home and drove in four runs to give the Cubs their third consecutive win.
NIC : The Reds lost their fifth meeting in a row.
San Diego 3 – Washington 4
SD : Juan Soto went 3 to 1 with an RBI in front of his former supporters.
IT HAPPENED : The Nationals signed their 3rd win in 12 matches in August.
Philadelphia 0 – NY Mets 1
PHI : Aaron Nola (8-9) gave up four innings with eight hits out of eight.
NYM : Pete Alonso drove in one spot of the 97th game of the season. Jacob deGrom (2-0) scored ten goals in six hits.
Milwaukee 3 – St. Louis 2 (10 innings)
shaft : Hunter Renfroe with the trio and Kolten Wong with the victim fly produced the two points that made the difference in 10th place.
STL : Despite losing his team, Adam Wainwright allowed only one run in nine innings with eight strokes.
Arizona 6 – Colorado 0
BEE : Zac Gallen (8-2) allowed only two hits in seven innings.
COLLAR : The Rockies offense was limited to three hits, two of which were by Brendan Rodgers.
Pittsburgh 0 – San Francisco 2
hole : Pirates suffered their third and seventh defeat in a row in their last nine games.
science fiction : Logan Webb (11-5) dominated eight innings and Camilo Doval put the finishing touches on the 9th inning for his 17th save.