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SunTrust Park becoming a home-run hitter’s paradise


Since its opening Friday, SunTrust Park has been a home run paradise.

Eleven homers -- six of them by Braves -- have been hit since April 14. That’s at least one hit out of the ballpark in every game.

Fans’ favorite and least favorite things at SunTrust Park

Freddie Freeman hit two in Monday’s win over the Padres. Both of Freeman’s shots traveled more than 400 feet.

Ender Inciarte hit the first homer at the Cobb County stadium, Friday in the third inning off San Diego Padres reliever Craig Stammen.

He hit a second round-tripper (and fourth of the season) in the new stadium Sunday off Padres reliever Miguel Diaz in the seventh inning. The 384-foot shot dropped right into the three-level Chop House restaurant behind the right field.

The longest homer at the ballpark, so far, was hit by Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips. Phillips’ 438-foot shot to left-center came in the sixth inning Saturday off the Padres’ Clayton Richard in the sixth inning: 

The third Braves player to smash one over the wall was infielder Adonis Garcia. Garcia followed up Phillips’ homer by belting a 3-1 pitch 391 feet over right center Saturday against Richard in the sixth. Watch:

In Turner Field’s final opening series last season, the Braves and Washington Nationals hit four homers. Adonis Garcia accounted for one of this hits, too.


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