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Brown continues to tear cover off ball

Brown continues to tear cover off ball

Brown continues to tear cover off ball

MILWAUKEE -- Domonic Brown has been on quite a tear lately.

He hit his 17th home run in his last 39 games Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The last Phillies player to hit 17 or more home runs in a single-season span of 40 games? That would be Raul Ibanez, who hit 17 in 40 games from April 8 to May 24, 2009.

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Brown entered Sunday's series finale against the Brewers leading the National League with 19 home runs. He also ranked third in the league with 47 RBIs, 136 total bases and a .604 slugging percentage.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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