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Morton, Braves reach $20 million, 1-year deal for 2023

Sep. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have reached a deal with starting pitcher Charlie Morton on a $20 million, one-year contract for 2023 with a $20 million club option for 2024 that does not include a buyout. Morton, 38, is 9-6 with a 4.29 ERA in 30 starts this season. The...

Big series in A-T-L: Mets vs Braves with NL East on the line

Sep. 30, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months into the season, it looked like the New York Mets were headed for an NL East runaway. Not so fast, said the reigning World Series champions. Sparked by two budding stars, the Atlanta Braves suddenly found their mojo. Now,...

Acuña delivers late, Braves outlast Phillies 8-7 in 11

Sep. 25, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronald Acuña singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Braves stayed close in the NL East race, outlasting the Phillies 8-7 Sunday in a game that took over six hours to complete because of a two-hour rain delay. “Our goal is to win the World...

Wright wins 20th, Braves beat Phils to trim NL East deficit

Sep. 25, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he was going through the postgame handshake line, Kyle Wright received a request from Braves manager Brian Snitker. “I want him to authenticate my own personal scorecard because I want him to sign it for me,” Snitker said. “To think of where he was a...

Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

Sep. 19, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright didn't exactly feel sluggish, just not quite on top of his game. Even so, his performance, which Wright said was just “OK," was good enough to move him closer to 20 wins. “The more times I can go out there and pitch as long as I can,...

Rodón leaves with blister, still leads Giants past Braves

Sep. 14, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carlos Rodón struck out eight in five dominant innings before leaving with a blister and the San Francisco Giants slowed down the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Wednesday to win the series. “It’s just something I’ve been dealing with all year,” Rodón said....

Wright earns 18th win, Braves beat Giants 5-1, gain on Mets

Sep. 14, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves fully expect the division race to go down to the wire with the New York Mets. Dansby Swanson believes the Braves still can be so much better with plenty of baseball left — controlling what they can control...

Braves beat Mariners, alone in 1st for first time all year

Sep. 10, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit one of Atlanta's four home runs and the World Series champion Braves grabbed sole possession of first place for the first time all season with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Robbie Grossman, Travis d'Arnaud and rookie...

Strider, Braves win 7th in a row, beat Athletics 7-3

Sep. 08, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Spencer Strider overcame a rough start, Vaughn Grissom and Dansby Swanson homered and the Atlanta Braves won their seventh in a row, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Wednesday. Robbie Grossman, Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Jr. also drove in runs...

D'Arnaud hits 2 of Braves' 5 homers in 8-1 win over Marlins

Sep. 02, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud loves how home runs are supercharging the Atlanta Braves this season. The Braves are hitting plenty of them and winning most nights. “It's fun, it's exciting, not only for the person who hits it but for everyone in the clubhouse because everybody...