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• Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been hitting the ball hard since his first Grapefruit League game.

Brown went 3-for-4 with a home run, his fifth of the spring, and two RBIs in Monday's 17-10 loss to the Braves at Champion Stadium. He is hitting .400 (24-for-60).

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"Domonic is swinging good, man," Manuel said.

• Darin Ruf struggled early, but has looked better recently.

Ruf went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. He is hitting .320 (8-for-25) in his last eight games.

"He's hitting better," Manuel said. "He's going to hit. He's hit everywhere he's been. He's got a good swing."

Todd Zolecki and Paul Hagen are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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