Latest NL East News

Braves' Inciarte to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte says he will miss four to six weeks after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in Friday's game. It's the second serious injury this year for Inciarte, who returned July 27 from a lumbar strain that sidelined him for 55 games. He hopes to...

Phillies place Quinn on 10-day IL; Arrieta to have surgery

Aug. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old right-hander was 8-8...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Braves, Giant debut, Houston hits skid

Aug. 17, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR ATTRACTIONS The top two teams in the National League meet again when Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers visit Atlanta. Los Angeles starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2) leads the majors with a 1.45 ERA. Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.24 ERA) gets the ball for the Braves....

Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

Aug. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery is settling back into being a starting pitcher again, and the results are showing. The left-hander outdueled Noah Syndergaard as the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. In his first three starts after...

Rockies use strong outing by Jon Gray to beat Miami 3-0

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Jon Gray and Miami's Sandy Alcantara matched up in a rare pitchers' duel at Coors Field. Alcantara was good in his first outing there. Gray was better. Gray struck out seven in eight strong innings and Nolan Arenado and Ryan McMahon homered for the second straight game, leading the...

Bellinger hits 41st homer, Dodgers beat Braves 8-3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting home runs at a record pace, and manager Dave Roberts loves every minute of it. "It makes me look really good, and it makes the Dodgers look really good," Roberts said. "These are guys that really understand situations, what a pitcher is trying to do to...

Harper homers in third straight game to lead Phillies to win

Aug. 16, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an 8-4...

Rendon's RBI double lifts Nationals to 2-1 win over Brewers

Aug. 16, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hits hard to come by, the Washington Nationals turned to the reliable Anthony Rendon yet again. Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series between National...

Braves sign Hechavarría to fill void at shortstop

Aug. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarría to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett. Hechavarría, a 30-year-old with his sixth team in three years, agreed to a one-year, prorated contract. He was in the...

Column: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

Aug. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There's always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It's a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet too many fans have been left bloody and maimed by these projectiles hurtling into the stands. One person even died. But, for some...