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ATLANTA — Atlanta left-hander Sean Newcomb has been worn down by his first full season in the major leagues. That’s why the club has given him an additional day of rest between his most recent starts , a tactic that’s help the youngster regain his effectiveness.Newcomb (11-6, 3.57 ERA) will be on the mound for the Braves Wednesday when they complete their two-game series against Tampa Bay at SunTrust Park. Tampa Bay had not announced its starting pitcher on Tuesday night.The Braves won the first game of the series on Tuesday and improved to 3-0 against Tampa this season. Atlanta won 9-5 and broke Tampa Bay’s eight-game winning streak. The victory improved Atlanta’s record to 74-57 and extended their lead in the National League East to 4 1/2 games.Article continues below ...Tampa Bay (70-62) remains a long shot to make the playoffs — the Rays are nine games out of the second wild car spot — but manager Kevin Cash isn’t too concerned with the standings.“I’m more concerned with we’re playing the Braves,” he said. “And then we’re playing the Indians. Two first-place clubs. We just got done playing the Red Sox. This is a very challenging part of the schedule. We’re going to have to play really good baseball to come up with a successful road trip.”After giving up a combined 12 runs in successive starts, Newcomb was given five days of rest and responded with six shutout innings against the Marlins. It slowed the damage he has suffered this month, when his ERA is 5.48 and he has allowed 13 runs in 21 1/3 innings.Newcomb made one appearance against the Rays on April 8 and fired six shutout innings with six strikeouts.“The changeup being good has been a big help,” Newcomb said. “It’s starting to be something to keep guys off my fastball.”The Braves will try a way to cool off Tampa third baseman Matt Duffy. He has hit safely in six straight games and went 2-for-5 in the series opener. During his hitting streak, Duffy is hitting .461 (12-for-26) and has multiple hits in five of his last six games.Left fielder Tommy Pham has been hot, too, since returning from the disabled list with a dislocated finger. He went 3-for-5 on Tuesday and is hitting .472 (9-for-19) over his last four games.Tampa Bay will try to find an answer for Atlanta center fielder Ender Inciarte. He was 4-for-4 on Tuesday and hit his ninth homer Glenn Hubbard Jersey , his second in the last week. Inciarte is batting .533 (8-for-15) over his last four games.“We need him to come through for us as much as he can,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said.Tampa Bay added right-handed pitcher Andrew Kittredge to the roster when ex-Braves outfielder Mallex Smith went on the disabled list with a viral infection. Smith left the hospital and was able to run and work out in Tampa on Tuesday.The Braves are on the verge of getting right-handed reliever Shane Carle back from the disabled list. He was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett for a rehab appearance after missing 21 games with right shoulder inflammation. Veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy is also close to returning from the disabled list. CHICAGO (AP) — A hooking line drive late in the Tigers-White Sox game Tuesday night suddenly turned everyone’s attention to the stands.A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball, bled profusely before walking to the first aid station and was taken to a hospital, briefly delaying Detroit’s 8-3 win.A White Sox spokesperson said the middle-aged male fan was transported to Rush University Medical Center for treatment.The man was sitting in the first row on the first base side at Guaranteed Rate Field — well beyond where the netting extends to the end of the camera box past the dugout — when he was struck by Jeimer Candelario’s foul leading off the Tigers ninth.The game was held up for a couple minutes while he was treated at his seat. He eventually walked away under his own power, escorted by stadium personnel.“I was scared and I hope everything is good for him,” Candelario said. “I think he tried to turn away from and it just moved back and the ball hit him.”“I don’t know what part of the face it hit. It’s sad,” he said.Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire didn’t see the impact, but said he saw Candelario’s foul ball “hook and then I heard everybody yell.”“That’s the scary part of the game,” Gardenhire said. “This is very fast game and they hit the ball very hard. That’s the worst feeling in the world when you’re sitting in that dugout and see a line drive go into the stands.”“I think it hit a gentleman and hopefully he’s OK. I know it got him pretty good from what they said Rickey Henderson Jersey ,” he said.Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and rookie Grayson Greiner drove in three runs as Francisco Liriano won for the first time in over four months.Greiner had a two-run double during a five-run second inning. Dawel Lugo also had a two-run double during the burst.After being staked to an early lead, Liriano (4-9) allowed two earned runs in five innings to earn his first victory since April 28. The 34-year-old left-hander ended his 0-8 drought that covered 16 starts and one relief appearance. During his slide, Liriano had a 5.56 ERA.“I just tried to focus and work on the things I needed to work on,” Liriano said. “I’ve been struggling the last couple of months, but you have to put that behind you and just come ready to pitch every five days.”Sandy Baez, Joe Jimenez and Alex Wilson followed Liriano with four scoreless innings of relief.Yoan Moncada and Ryan Cordell drove in runs for the White Sox.Lucas Giolito (10-10) entered with a 3-0 record and 2.84 ERA in his previous four outings. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings and was charged with four earned on four hits and two walks.“They had some really good at-bats and I just let the game speed up on me,” Giolito said. “Instead of kind of being within myself, slowing it down, I just kind of let it speed up.”“You do that at this level and you’re going to have the kind of inning I had in the second ,” he said.Greiner’s double to the right-center warning track with the bases loaded and none out drove in Detroit’s first two runs. Lugo’s double to the left-center gap made it 4-0 and he advanced to third when center fielder Adam Engel didn’t field the ball cleanly.Lugo scored when the White Sox couldn’t complete a double play on Jim Adduci’s grounder.Greiner drove in another unearned run with a single in the third to make it 6-0 after catcher Kevan Smith dropped his popup behind the plate.Mahtook hit his sixth homer in the eighth off Ryan Burr to make it 8-3.TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Gardenhire said RH starter Michael Fulmer, who suffered a right shin contusion on Monday when he was hit by Daniel Palka’s hard comebacker, shouldn’t miss a turn in the rotation. Fulmer left the game in the sixth inning after being struck, but played catch on Tuesday as usual and said he felt fine.White Sox: OF Ryan LaMarre started in left after exiting Sunday’s game with right hip soreness.UP NEXTDetroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-6, 4.22) faces White Sox rookie RHP Michael Kopech (1-0, 0.82) in the series finale on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old Kopech, Chicago’s top pitching prospect, will make his fourth start since being recalled from Triple-A on Aug. 21.

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