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Triple-A Game between Lehigh Valley, Rochester features 15 homers

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Saturday afternoon’s Triple-A game between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies) and Rochester Red Wings (Twins) set or matched all kinds of franchise records. The two squads combined to score 38 runs, racking up 43 hits and eight walks. 15 of those 43 hits were home runs. The IronPigs outlasted the Red Wings 20-18 in 10 innings.

On the IronPigs side, Jan Hernández, Sean Rodríguez, Andrew Romine, and Dylan Cozens each hit two home runs. Mitch Walding had only one. For the Red Wings, Zander Wiel went yard twice while Ronald Torreyes, Wilin Rosario, Brent Rooker, and Wynston Sawyer hit a round-tripper apiece.

Rodríguez’s second homer of the day broke a 17-17 tie in the top of the 10th inning, a three-run homer to left-center field off of D.J. Baxendale.

Braves place Sean Newcomb on concussion injured list

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The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list retroactive to Tuesday.

Newcomb was hit in the back of the head by a 102 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto on Saturday night. The ball hit him so hard that it ricocheted to the screen behind the Phillies dugout. Despite that, Newcomb passed post-incident concussion tests and said he felt fine. It can take a little bit for concussion symptoms to become apparent, however, and that’s likely what happened here.

The Braves called up right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Newcomb’s place on the roster.