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Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, top left, celebrates his winning two-run home with teammates during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman's 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Red Sox, 8-7

Sep. 26, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to lead off the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Friday night to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs. Freeman's homer off Jeffrey Springs (0-2) drove in Ender Inciarte, who started the inning on second...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman crosses home plate to score on a winning two-run home during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Column: No asterisk needed for most unusual baseball season

Sep. 25, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

No need for an asterisk. Defying all skepticism that this was nothing more than a watered-down money grab with little chance of reaching the finish line (yep, I’m raising my hand), Major League Baseball has pulled off its two-month sprint of a regular season amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the playoffs...

Miami Marlins' Chad Wallach (17) scores on a Jon Berti double as the ball gets away from Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

López, Marlins boost playoff hopes by beating Braves 4-2

Sep. 25, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pablo López delivered big in a must-win situation, even after a long rain delay gave the right-hander and the Miami Marlins more time to think about what was at stake. Jon Berti had three hits, including a two-run double, López allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings and...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried works against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning

Sep. 23, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried sat glumly in the dugout after the first inning, pondering another potential blow to the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered rotation with the NL playoffs just a week away. Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer and the Braves cruised to their third straight win over the Miami Marlins, 9-4...

Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Braves' Fried leave final start after tweaking ankle on bunt

Sep. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — NL Cy Young Award contender Max Fried lasted just one inning in his final start of the regular season, leaving a game against the Miami Marlins after tweaking his ankle fielding a bunt Wednesday night. Fried (7-0) retired the first two hitters, including Starling Marte who dropped a bunt...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready

Sep. 23, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: RAYS THE BANNER Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21 ERA) gets his final tuneup for the postseason when he faces Robinson Canó and the New York Mets at Citi Field. Glasnow and the playoff-bound Rays hope to make it a special night -- they can clinch...

The Atlanta Braves celebrate after clinching the NL East baseball title with a win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Ozuna, Braves beat Miami, clinch 3rd straight NL East title

Sep. 22, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching their third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves set their sights on ended a much longer streak. After losses in 10 straight postseason appearances, the Braves are desperate to end the drought. “If you ask me, it’s World Series or nothing,” said...

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) moves in to tag out Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, back right, at third base for a double play on a throw from first baseman Freddie Freeman as Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon ducks in the foreground during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Bullpen, defense preserves Braves 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the start, it looked like a slugfest. By the end, it came down to defense. The Braves ad-libbed a brilliant double play to snuff out a potential Miami comeback in the ninth, moving Atlanta a step closer to a third straight NL East title with a 5-4 victory over the second-place Marlins on...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Cole Hamels heads to the dugout after being pulled from the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LHP Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start for Braves

Sep. 21, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season. Hamels reported shortly before the start of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins that he didn't feel like he could get anything on the ball. The left-hander was scheduled to make his second start...

Dallas Cowboys cornerback C.J. Goodwin (29) follows on Cowboys onside kick as Atlanta Falcons' Olamide Zaccheaus (17) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Goodwin recovered the kick. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta's sports history

Sep. 21, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the consciousness. It was an unstoppable wave of misery, disgust and gagging at the most inopportune times, all wrapped...