MLB: Another hit for Charles Leblanc
Charles Leblanc has never ceased to impress since his debut in the majors. He hit his sixth hit in just four games as the Miami Marlins, but he still saw his team fall.
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The Cincinnati Reds beat the Marlins 2-1 to wipe out the three-game series between the two teams.
In the sixth inning, the Quebecer showed patience in his duel against pitcher Graham Ashcraft. At 10e pitching from his presence at bat, Leblanc hit the ball safely in left field, reaching first base without difficulty. A few moments later, a sacrifice ball from Miguel Rojas allowed the Lavallois to cross the plate.
Ashcraft (5-2) was the star of the game, however, as he spent almost the entire game on the mound. He allowed just one run on five hits in eight and a third innings.
A two-run single from Aristides Aquino early in the game was enough for the Reds to win.
Braxton Garrett (2-5) struck out no less than 11 batters in just five and two-thirds innings, but added the loss to his record because he allowed the only three hits and two runs of the Reds.