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Avisail turns on two pitches for first multi-homer game

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DENVER -- Right fielder Avisail Garcia hit two home runs Tuesday for his first career multi-homer game. The home runs came in the second off Franklin Morales and in the eighth off Wilton Lopez, and both were hit to left field. In addition to the career milestone, the home runs were notable, since Garcia typically hits to the opposite field.

"It's a big step," manager Robin Ventura said. "Guys that go the other way, sometimes it takes them a while to learn how to pull the ball correctly. He's been in the middle of that for probably a week of still working it hard.

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DENVER -- Right fielder Avisail Garcia hit two home runs Tuesday for his first career multi-homer game. The home runs came in the second off Franklin Morales and in the eighth off Wilton Lopez, and both were hit to left field. In addition to the career milestone, the home runs were notable, since Garcia typically hits to the opposite field.

"It's a big step," manager Robin Ventura said. "Guys that go the other way, sometimes it takes them a while to learn how to pull the ball correctly. He's been in the middle of that for probably a week of still working it hard.

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"He hasn't hit too many balls like that. The last couple days, he's been hitting like that to where just the trajectory and the way his bat comes through the zone is a little bit better than it's been."

Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com.

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