Braves’ Keuchel allows 3 runs in 7 innings in Double-A game

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel’s second start in the minors since signing with the Atlanta Braves was a little more of a struggle than his first.

The 31-year-old left-hander gave up three runs and 11 hits over seven innings for Double-A Mississippi of the Southern League on Saturday. He struck out four and walked one, throwing 106 pitches, including 74 strikes.

Keuchel said he felt good physically and would have a discussion with the Braves front office to see if his next outing would be in the majors or with another minor-league affiliate.

The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner signed a one-year deal on June 7 that pays him $13 million.

Keuchel pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for Class-A Rome on Monday in his first game, but wasn’t as sharp Saturday. He gave up two runs on three hits in the first inning.


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