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Marsh Madness! Phillies beat Braves 8-3 in Game 4, into NLCS

Oct. 16, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper stood as still in the clubhouse as he does when he admires a home run and accepted the beer bath from bottles his Phillies teammates took delight in pouring on him. Harper's goggles provided no defense for the waterfall of booze streaming down his...

Phillies' bats go quiet as Braves even NLDS at 1 game apiece

Oct. 13, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After swinging through a 95 mph fastball for strike three to end the eighth inning, Kyle Schwarber went back to the Philadelphia dugout in an 0-for-16 postseason slump. He wasn't the only Phillies hitter who came up empty Wednesday. One night after...

Wright outduels Wheeler, Braves blank Phils 3-0 to even NLDS

Oct. 13, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This was a game the Atlanta Braves absolutely had to win. They had the right guy on the mound. Kyle Wright, baseball’s only 20-game winner, threw six brilliant innings to outduel Zack Wheeler as the Braves evened their NL Division Series at one game...

Castellanos' bat, glove help Phillies top Braves 7-6 in NLDS

Oct. 11, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Castellanos had already carried quite a load with his bat. When the Philadelphia Phillies needed his glove in the ninth inning, he didn't let them down. Castellanos drove in three runs and made a potentially game-saving catch, lifting the...

Defending champion Braves not themselves in Game 1 NLDS loss

Oct. 11, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was only the fourth inning, but Dansby Swanson couldn’t hide his frustration. Slamming his bat and helmet against the ground and throwing his batting gloves aside, Swanson summed up the Atlanta Braves’ afternoon. It was an uncharacteristic move for the...

Phillies' Robertson injured celebrating, off NLDS roster

Oct. 11, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies reliever David Robertson will miss the NL Division Series after injuring his right calf jumping to celebrate Bryce Harper's home run in their clinching wild-card victory at St. Louis. The Phillies left Robertson off the roster for their NLDS...

Mattingly wins his last game as Marlins manager, tops Braves

Oct. 05, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly went out as a winner in his final game as Miami’s manager when rookie Peyton Burdick homered and drove in four runs to lead the Marlins over the NL East champion Atlanta Braves 12-9 on Wednesday. Matt Olson hit his 34th homer and Marcell Ozuna hit his...

Braves miss chance to clinch NL East, lose 4-0 to Marlins

Oct. 04, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Luzardo struck out 12 in six innings, Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run homer and the Miami Marlins prevented Atlanta from clinching its fifth straight NL East title by beating the Braves 4-0 on Monday night. After sweeping the rival Mets at home over the weekend,...

Braves sweep Mets, take 2-game lead in East with 3 remaining

Oct. 02, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Olson knew the Atlanta Braves were too talented to stay in a season-long slump. That's why no one panicked when the New York Mets' division lead swelled to double digits in May. Now the Braves are on the cusp of another NL East title. “It's a...

Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

Oct. 01, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson isn't surprised the Atlanta Braves have fought back to climb atop the NL East. He's just surprised it took this long to get there. “Just keep going," Swanson said. “This is no time to celebrate. There’s four games left. So much...