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Adam Duvall looks to break out of slump, adjust to pitchers

Romano gave up three hits and one run in the Reds win. The Enquirer/John Fay

Adam Duvall is hopeful that his first-inning home run against the Miami Marlins on Friday night was a sign of progress.

Maybe a chance to turn the page on an abysmal start to the season at the plate. He was hitless in his previous nine at-bats. After hitting 30-plus home runs in the past two seasons, he’s up to five in 31 games.

“It felt good to just barrel up a ball,” said Duvall, who entered Saturday night with a .167 batting average and .380 slugging percentage.

Duvall extended his arms on a 90 mph fastball from Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen, lifting the ball over the wall in right-field for an opposite-field home run. He hit five homers to right field last year.

“I haven’t been able to really drive the ba...

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