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LeMahieu hits first homer of year vs. D-backs

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PHOENIX -- DJ LeMahieu, meet Patrick Corbin -- again.

LeMahieu, the Rockies' second baseman who is not known for power, took D-backs left-handed starter Corbin deep on a 2-2, 94-mph fastball in the first inning of Thursday night's season-opening 8-2 loss at Chase Field.

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PHOENIX -- DJ LeMahieu, meet Patrick Corbin -- again.

LeMahieu, the Rockies' second baseman who is not known for power, took D-backs left-handed starter Corbin deep on a 2-2, 94-mph fastball in the first inning of Thursday night's season-opening 8-2 loss at Chase Field.

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Turns out his power is a habit against Corbin. LeMahieu has four career homers off the lefty, and he doesn't have more than two against any other pitcher.

It's not that LeMahieu is a light hitter. He won the National League batting crown in 2016 with a .348 average, and he has batted over .300 each of the past three seasons. It's just that he's not known for power. The homer was his 35th in his 2,916 career at-bats.

LeMahieu has average covered as well against Corbin, as he is 15-for-40 (.375) in his career against the left-hander.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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