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Story by Liz Alper
Photo: the youngster Sean Newcomb was impressive: 6+ innings, six hits, no runs, one walk and eight strikeouts. Via @Braves on Twitter
June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - Though they didn’t get the sweep, the Padres had a very good series against the Tigers. Now it was back to National League play with a fellow bottom-of-the-barrel team, the Atlanta Braves. The last time the Padres faced the Braves, the Braves christened their new stadium with a four-game sweep of America’s most dismal baseball team. But tonight, the Braves were in San Diego and rookie Sean Newcomb started for them against Jhoulys Chacin.