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The Braves' rookie phenom opened up both games on Monday the same way: a home run.

By Khadrice Rollins
August 13, 2018

Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Miami Marlins are sure to have slightly different feelings when they look back on how Monday's doubleheader went.

The Braves' rookie leftfielder was playing two games in one day for the second time in his career and he made sure to leave a mark in both contests.

Atlanta won the first game 9-1 thanks in large part to Acuna's performance. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, three RBIs and three runs and he opened up the scoring with a leadoff home run to right-centerfield.

In the second game, Acuna delivered his second leadoff homer of the day, this time to left-center.

Acuna is the first player to hit a leadoff homer in both games of a doubleheader since Brady Anderson did for the Orioles in 1999 against the White Sox.

The Braves are first in the NL East at 66-51 and held on for a 6-1 victory in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

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