Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) delivers a pitch to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter in the second inning during Game One of the NLDS Thursday, October 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, Ca. Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Newcomb gets win despite five walks

Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb walked five but still earned a victory in an 8-7 victory over the Blue Jays Wednesday in Grapefruit League play.

Newcomb was the beneficiary of a five-run sixth inning just after he left for a pinch-hitter in the frame. He gave up two hits and three runs, all earned, with two strike outs.

The Braves trailed 3-1 after Kevin Pillar hit a three-run home run in the second inning off Newcomb.

Ronald Acuna and Andy Wilkins had RBI singles and Charlie Culberson drew a bases-loaded walk in the decisive inning. The Braves also scored twice on ground outs.

Acuna and Wilkins each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the game. Johan Camargo also had two hits.

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