ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. has pulled

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off an exceedingly rare baseball feat Ross Stripling Jersey , hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader for the Atlanta Braves.The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves bullpen off Miami’s Pablo Lopez in the first game, powering Atlanta to a 9-1 victory over the Marlins. Acuna sent another one into the seats in left-center to start the nightcap against Merandy Gonzalez, who was making his first major league start.Acuna may be only the fourth player in baseball history to hit a pair of leadoff homers in a doubleheader. Two others, Rickey Henderson and Harry Hooper, went on to the Hall of Fame.The Elias Sports Bureau says Baltimore’s Brady Anderson pulled off the rare double during a home doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 21 , 1999. Before that, it was accomplished by Oakland’s Henderson at home against the Cleveland Indians on July 5, 1993, and Hooper while playing for the Boston Red on May 20, 1913 Joc Pederson Jersey , during a pair of games at the Washington Senators.Acuna has 17 homers this season, four of them leading off games. The Texas Rangershired Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their manager Friday, according toUSA TodaySports' Bob Nightengale.MLB Network's Jon Morosi confirmed the news.According to the Dodgers'official website, Woodward spent the past three seasons as the team's third-base and infield coach. He previously spent three years with the Seattle Mariners organization, serving as the franchise'sminor league infield coordinator in 2013 before being named the infield coach the following season and the first-base coach in 2015.Woodward does not have any big league managerial experience , but he was New Zealand's skipper for the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifying games in 2016.As he was up forthe New York Yankees' job last year, the former MLB infielder explained why he felt he was a good'sT.R. Sullivanreported Thursday that Woodward was one of 11 known candidates to interview for the Rangers' vacancy. Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and ex-Mariners skipperDon Wakamatsu also interviewed.Woodward spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves , Seattle and the Boston Red Sox.

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