With Tuesday's homer, Acuna now has three straight games with a leadoff home run
The Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in MLB history to hit a home run in five straight games after he swatted one to the seats off the first pitch in Tuesday's win against the Marlins.
With Tuesday's homer, Acuna now has three straight games with a leadoff home run, including in both games of Monday's doubleheader.
Acuna's long ball was followed by a homer run from shortstop Charlie Culberson.
Later in the game, Acuna hit a second home run. This time, Acuna hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the Braves up 10–6.
He now has eight home runs in the last eight games.
The Braves' modern-era franchise record for consecutive games with a home run is five. The feat has been done eight times, with the last time in 2006 from Brian McCann.
The Braves modern-era franchise record for consecutive games with a home run is five, done eight times and last by Brian McCann in 2006.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 14, 2018
Chipper Jones, 2004
Ozzie Virgil, 1987
Jeff Burroughs, 1977
Hank Aaron, 1966
Joe Adcock, 1956
Eddie Miller, 1940
Rogers Hornsby, 1928 pic.twitter.com/BJ76bH34wH
The Braves held on to win 10–6.