Braves hammer Smokies, 10-3

(Tennessee Smokies) The Mississippi Braves defeated the Tennessee Smokies in a 10-3 rout to even the series Wednesday night at Smokies Stadium.

Mississippi (48-56, 19-16) did its damage on the back of three home runs, with five of their 10 runs coming via the. Javier Valdes, playing just his second Double-A game of the season, homered for the second consecutive night.
In his fourth start of the season, Tennessee’s LHP DJ Herz (L, 1-1) recorded his first loss of the year. Herz finished with four innings pitched, as he allowed six earned runs and two homers.
The Smokies’ (56-48, 19-16) offense finished with just one at-bat with runners in scoring position. Cole Roederer hit a solo home run in his first game off the Injured List since the All-Star break. Andy Weber also homered for the second time this season, on a solo shot to right.
The same two teams square off again Thursday night at Smokies Stadium, with first pitch set for 7:15 pm.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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