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ATLANTA | Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

ATLANTA— When the Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their already power-packed lineup with slugging shortstop Manny Machado, this is just what they had in mind. Plenty of long balls. Another deep run in the postseason. Next stop, the NL Championship Series for the third year in a row. Machado drove in four runs — three of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Machado, Dodgers finish off Baby Braves in NLDS with 6-2 win

LOS ANGELES | Dodgers look to Ryu, not Kershaw, to set tone in opener

LOS ANGELES— These aren’t the same Dodgers that won 104 games, ran away in the NL West, and fell one victory short of a World Series title last year. Example A: After a slow start, they won 92 games and needed Game 163 to earn their sixth straight division title. Example B: Clayton Kershaw won’t … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Dodgers look to Ryu, not Kershaw, to set tone in opener

LOS ANGELES | Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

LOS ANGELES— Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2. Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the opener … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: BRAVES BASH? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

The Latest: Braves get Gausman, O’Day from Orioles for 4

The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 4:25 p.m. The Atlanta Braves have acquired right-handers Kevin Gausman and Darren O’Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for four prospects. The 27-year-old Gausman is 5-8 with a 4.43 ERA in 21 games started for Baltimore. … Continue reading The Latest: Braves get Gausman, O’Day from Orioles for 4

ATLANTA | Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them “some stupid stuff.” “I definitely regret it, for sure,” he said. The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were sent … Continue reading ATLANTA | Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

Old ballplayer tweets highlight team fears of social media

As MLB pitchers Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist, sexist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole social media history, taking down any … Continue reading Old ballplayer tweets highlight team fears of social media

WASHINGTON | Nats’ Strasburg loses, beefs with Scherzer; Braves win 8-5

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington’s 8-5 loss Friday night. It was unclear what prompted the exchange between the star pitchers in their first game after the All-Star break. The dispute occurred after Strasburg … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nats’ Strasburg loses, beefs with Scherzer; Braves win 8-5

WASHINGTON  | Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

WASHINGTON  — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. “When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous,” Toussaint said. “You see that name pop up, you’re like, ‘Oh, snap.’” Chiti was calling earlier this weekend to … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

LEADING OFF: Braves hitting way to top, Gray on the rebound

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: HITTING BRAVES Among the many things the Atlanta Braves have done right on their way to leading the National League East this season, they’ve been getting hits. The Braves began their series against fellow division leader Milwaukee on Thursday night with three of the top four … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves hitting way to top, Gray on the rebound

ATLANTA | Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran pulled vs Padres

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ bid for a combined no-hitter has ended as reliever Shane Carle allowed a single to San Diego’s Cory Spangenberg with one out in the seventh inning. Starter Julio Teheran was removed after allowing no hits through six innings. He struck out a season-high 11, walked three and threw 95 … Continue reading ATLANTA | Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran pulled vs Padres

SAN DIEGO | 5 Padres relievers combine to 4-hit Braves in 3-1 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Johnny Wholestaff did a tremendous job for the San Diego Padres against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Wholestaff, of course, is a reference to when a team needs to tap its bullpen to get through all 27 outs. Matt Strahm and four fellow relievers came through by holding the Braves to … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | 5 Padres relievers combine to 4-hit Braves in 3-1 win

BOSTON | Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back after being sidelined by offseason knee surgery. The 2008 AL MVP and four-time All Star went 0 for 4 with a walk and scored in Boston’s 8-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He received a standing ovation when he came up with … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

BOSTON | Benintendi, Moreland carry Red Sox past Braves 8-6

BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Saturday. The AL East-leading Red Sox celebrated the return of Dustin Pedroia with their sixth win in seven games. Mitch Moreland had a key two-run double, and knuckleballer Steven Wright (1-0) pitched three … Continue reading BOSTON | Benintendi, Moreland carry Red Sox past Braves 8-6

ATLANTA | Bautista back in major leagues with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Bautista is back in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves, who inserted the 37-year-old at third base and fifth in the batting order against San Francisco. Unable to find a job during the offseason, Bautista agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on April 18 and hit .250 … Continue reading ATLANTA | Bautista back in major leagues with Braves

NEW YORK | Braves call up another top prospect; Soroka to debut vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves just keep getting younger. The Braves called up another of their top prospects, pitcher Mike Soroka, who was scheduled to start Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets. The 20-year-old right-hander from Canada gives the Braves the three youngest players in the major leagues. He joined outfielder … Continue reading NEW YORK | Braves call up another top prospect; Soroka to debut vs Mets

CINCINNATI | At 20, Acuna joins Braves as youngest player in majors

CINCINNATI (AP) — No break-in period needed for 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. Promoted by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A, the youngest player in the majors was put into the starting lineup Wednesday night, batting sixth and playing left field against Cincinnati. “I’m not worried about too much,” Acuna said through a translator. “I’m just going … Continue reading CINCINNATI | At 20, Acuna joins Braves as youngest player in majors

CHICAGO | The Latest: Snow causes Wisconsin hotel roof collapse

CHICAGO | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  This time, the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs never got on the field. Sunday’s series finale was postponed by rain and rescheduled for May 14, setting up an unusual four-game set that begins in Chicago and finishes with three in Atlanta. It also was wet, cold and windy on Saturday, … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Snow causes Wisconsin hotel roof collapse

CHICAGO | Braves-Cubs series finale postponed by rain

CHICAGO | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   This time, the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs never got on the field. Sunday’s series finale was postponed by rain and rescheduled for May 14, setting up an unusual four-game set that begins in Chicago and finishes with three in Atlanta. It also was wet, cold and windy on Saturday, … Continue reading CHICAGO | Braves-Cubs series finale postponed by rain

Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade

ATLANTA (AP)(STL.News) — The Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo. Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a “Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.” “We are thrilled to ‘welcome home’ Brandon to Atlanta, where he … Continue reading Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade