PORT ST. LUCIE (Fla.) - Tim Tebow's promotion to Class high-A ball is off to a great start.
In the second game of a doubleheader with the St. Lucie Mets, the former Heisman Trophy winner slugged a two-run home run off Palm Beach Cardinals' Junior Fernandez to give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the second inning.
It was just his fourth at-bat in the Florida State League.
Tebow earned his first hit in Game 1 -- a leadoff single up the middle off Cardinals pitcher Connor Jones -- in the fifth inning.
He finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout as the Mets won 5-2.
Tebow was batting eighth in the Mets lineup in the first game of a doubleheader after Tuesday night's game was postponed because of torrential rain at First Data Field.
Tebow is playing left field in the nightcap. Both games are seven innings.
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