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Murray Watts hits 2 HR Sunday

Kingsport, TN (MILB.com) - With the risk of being swept in the season series against the Kingsport Mets, the Burlington Royals rose to the occasion, coming away with a 6-2 win on the road on Sunday, with all six runs coming from home runs.

Kingsport took an early lead in the bottom of the first as Dustin Lawley homered off of Graffeo to make it 1-0 in favor of the home team. Beginning in the third, the Royals' offense would come to life. Justin Trapp led off the inning with a walk, then stole second and third. While on third base with one out, Murray Watts homered to right field, his first long ball since July 26th, to give Burlington the 2-1 lead.

With both hits being long balls, Watts went 2-for-4, after going homerless in 23 games. He's hitting .243 with 14 HR and 41 RBI this season.

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