RICHMOND, VA—Fernando Seguignol and Andy Phillips each hit two-run homers to lift the Columbus Clippers to a 6-2 victory over the Richmond Braves at The Diamond Monday.
Seguignol broke open a 1-0 game by taking a Joe Dawley (0-1) offering over the left field fence for his fourth homer of the season. The game remained at 3-0 until the seventh, when Phillips hit his homer off reliever Kazuhiro Takeoka. Bobby Smith's two-out double to center field knocked in the Clippers' final run of the game.
Columbus received 6.1 strong innings from starter Adrian Hernandez (1-1). The Clippers' right-hander struck out eight Braves, allowing just one run on five hits and a walk. Randy Choate and Alberto Reyes worked the final 2.2 frames as Columbus achieved a split in this four-game series.
Richmond scored their runs on a Wilson Betemit single in the seventh and a Donzell McDonald triple in the eighth.
Dawley took the loss for Richmond in his first start of the season for the Braves. Optioned from Atlanta on Friday, Dawley gave up three runs on five hits over three frames of work.
The Braves welcome the Norfolk Tides to The Diamond Tuesday for a two-game series. Tuesday's series opener is slated for a 7:00 p.m. first pitch and can be heard on WXGI AM 950 at 6:45 p.m.
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Clippers Homer Past Braves, 6-2
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