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Astros' and George Springer's season starts with a blast!

What a hit!

George Springer

George Springer | AP

The World Series champions have started their season with the right foot, as leadoff man George Springer racked the ball in his first at-bat of the season, punishing Cole Hamels in the process. 

 

With this homer, Springer slammed the 100th homer of his career and also is the first player in Major League history to lead-off with a home run in back to back season, as another Astros player Terry Puhl, is the other player to hit a dinger as a leadoff in two different seasons, as he did it during the 1978 and 1980 seasons.

 

This homer comes after Ian Happ started the season with another one on the very first pitch of the season, on the Cubs and Marlins game celebrated in Marlins Park, which Chicago won 8-4 in Miami.

 

The Houston Astros are looking to revalidate their World Series title, as there are plenty of other teams trying to reach the championship, like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals as the main contenders. 

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