Matt Adams makes history in Cards extra inning triumph

Matt Adams makes history in Cards extra inning triumph

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 4: Matt Adams #53 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run in the 16th inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cardinals won 5-4 in 16 innings. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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by Dan Greenwald / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 5 at 10:33 PM

(BaseballStL) – Matt Adams’ two home run performance Wednesday night made baseball history.

According to the Elias’ Sports Bureau, Matt Adams became the first Cardinal to hit two home runs during extra innings in the same game. Adams also became the first player in MLB history to hit two home runs in the 14th inning or later in the same game.

Elias also said Adams became the first visiting player since 1943 to hit two go-ahead extra innings home runs in one game.  The last player to accomplish the same feat was Vern Stephens of the St. Louis Browns.

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