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Matt Adams homers again for Braves against Pirates

Atlanta Braves first baseman and Philipsburg native Matt Adams (18) homered against the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight night Tuesday.
Atlanta Braves first baseman and Philipsburg native Matt Adams (18) homered against the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight night Tuesday. AP photo

For the second night in a row, Philipsburg’s Matt Adams has homered for the Atlanta Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Adams crushed a Tyler Glasnow curveball to right-center field for a solo home run in the sixth inning, pulling the Braves to within 3-2 of the Pirates. Adams also singled and scored Atlanta’s other run in the fourth.

According to MLB.com, the homer traveled 387 feet and left his bat with an exit velocity of 104 mph.

Just after the sixth inning ended, rain began to pour onto the SunTrust Park field and went into a delay.

The showing comes on the heels of his 2-for-4 outing Monday, when he collected his first hit and home run as a member of Braves. The Philipsburg-Osceola graduate was traded to Atlanta from St. Louis on Saturday.

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