Adam Duvall is batting .315 with eight homers to start the 2019 season with the Gwinnett Stripers.
Photo: Bernie Connelly/Gwinnett Stripers
Photo: Bernie Connelly/Gwinnett Stripers

Duvall homers again as Newcomb earns win for Gwinnett

Adam Duvall extended his homer streak to five games Monday night, as Sean Newcomb notched his second win in Gwinnett.

Newcomb struck out three, while surrendering no walks, in six innings of the, 9-2, win in Charlotte, N.C. Braves left-hander Jonny Venters tossed a scoreless seventh inning in his third rehab outing. 

The Stripers got an offensive spark from Duvall, who went 2-for-4 with a triple, homer and three RBIs. Duvall matched the Gwinnett record for consecutive games with a homer set by Joey Terdoslavich in 2014. 

Outfielder Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4 with a leadoff homer and two RBIs. 

Ortega’s four leadoff homers matched the most by a Gwinnett player since Ozzie Albies had four in 2017. Second baseman Andres Blanco doubled to extend his on-base streak to 18 games.

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