Juan Pierre doesn’t hit many home runs. So when he homered in the first inning Thursday for just the 18th time in 7,351 career at-bats, he clapped his hands and pumped a fist as he rounded first base.
Pierre’s fourth career leadoff home run provided some good-natured laughter and a rare early lead for the Marlins, but it failed to provide any significant spark to the worst offense in baseball.
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