It wasn’t the first noteworthy homer of Albies’ young career. He homered Aug. 3 for his first major-league hit.
When asked which was better, he thought for a moment.
“The last one,” he said. “It was my first big league hit, so I’ll take that one.”
Thursday was the first regular-season game the seven visiting family members had seen Albies play.
“It’s awesome,” he said. “I’ve never had this before. It’s my first one. Feeling great. I was happy for it and hopefully have a lot more years feeling like this, every opening night.”