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Welcome back, Buster: Posey homers in first at-bat since 2019

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Buster Posey announced his MLB return in the loudest possible way. 

In his first at-bat since 2019, Posey hit a solo shot to left, giving the Giants a second homer in their second inning of the 2021 season. His blast came just three at-bats after Evan Longoria's solo shot to right off Seattle Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales. 

Posey got a 2-0 cutter on the inner half of the plate and lined it out to left at 106.5 mph. It was his first homer since Sept. 24, 2019. 

Posey, who opted out of the 2020 season to take care of adopted twin girls, is batting seventh for the first time since his rookie year of 2010, although the order should change on a nightly basis. Before the game, manager Gabe Kapler said the decision was a sign of the Giants' depth against left-handed pitching, something they showed off in that second inning.

In addition to the two homers, Brandon Belt took Gonzales to the track. 

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The homer was Posey's third in an opener. He also went deep in his first game in 2014 and 2016. The Giants, it should be noted, made the playoffs in both of those seasons ... 

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