Another homer from Adams gives Cards win over Nats -

Another homer from Adams gives Cards win over Nats

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By John Bailey By John Bailey
By John Bailey By John Bailey

(BaseballStL) -- In his second game back from the disabled list, Matt Adams hit the repeat button and smacked another solo homer to give the Cardinals the win over the Nationals - for the second straight night.

But unlike Friday, Adams' blast went only 399 feet over the right field wall instead of 419 feet over the center field wall.

Saturday's home run came on a 3-1 count and a 95 mph fastball from Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg.

"He's got a good fastball and he uses it a lot," Adams responded, "I was just looking for a ball middle in and a little bit elevated, and he left it there."

The trip around the bases brought the Redbirds the victory and the fans to their feet including Matt's dad Jamie, who came in for Father's Day.

Friday night, Adams said his solo shot would serve as enough of a present for his father, so what does the second home run mean?

"I think tonight was a little bit better," he continued, "coming the day before Father's Day and coming in the situation it came in."

And Adams said his father sent him a message following the game.

"He just texted me and told me to go out there and play hard tomorrow again," he said. 

But it wasn't just Adams' bat that helped the Cards win. In the ninth as Trevor Rosenthal walked the lead off runner, Adams came through with an unassisted double play on a ground ball to seal the victory.

With Ryan Zimmerman on first, Danny Espinosa hit a ground ball to Adams who stepped on first.

"Yea, I was ready to throw it [to second] and I got the ball out of my glove and I saw him running right back at me," Adams added, "so I just tagged him."

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