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Lane Adams’ 3-Run Double Powers Braves Past Arizona 8-5

July 16th, 2017 at 10:07 AM
By Sports Media 101

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) รข?? It was no surprise to see an Atlanta pinch-hitter named Adams head to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.

The first name, however, may have been unexpected. Sorry Matt, this was Lane Adams’ time to shine.

Lane Adams drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double that gave Atlanta the lead, and the Braves beat the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night.

Matt Adams, given a night off with Freddie Freeman starting at first base instead of his new home at third, also was on the bench in the sixth. Manager Brian Snitker instead turned to Lane Adams, a backup outfielder.

“I just thought it was a better matchup than Matt Adams against a lefty,” Snitker said, suggesting the Diamondbacks would have brought a left-hander in to face the left-handed hitting Matt Adams.

Adams was hitting only .214 in 28 at-bats before his double to the left-field wall off right-hander Randall Delgado (1-2) cleared the bases. Arizona led 3-2 before Atlanta’s four-run inning.

“I look forward to the at-bats when my number is called and I was grateful …

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