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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