Foltynewicz designated for assignment following 14-5 loss to Rays

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz sits in the dugout after being relieved in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Hunter Renfroe homered twice and Tampa Bay pitchers set a team nine-inning record with 19 strikeouts in the Rays’ 14-5 romp over the Atlanta Braves.

Tyler Glasnow struck out nine and allowed one hit over four innings in first start after missing part of summer camp with the Rays after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Jose Martinez and Yoshi Tsutsugo drew consecutive one-out walks from Mike Foltynewicz to start an eight-run fourth inning that gave Tampa Bay a 9-1 lead.

Renfroe then hit a towering homer to deep left center and Joey Wendle homered on the next pitch. Dansby Swanson and Matt Adams homered for the Braves.

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