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Freddie Watch: Freeman top priority for champion Braves

Nov. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A celebration 26 years in the making was still going strong when a jarring dose of reality hit the Braves. Has Freddie Freeman, the face of the franchise for the past decade, played his last game in an Atlanta uniform? “Did I think...

With pitchers fried, Braves' Fried tries to win World Series

Nov. 01, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — At this point, they’re all fried. Starters, openers, closers and the rest of them. So many pitching changes by the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s on the mound. “Everybody...

Unlikely hero, 2 HRs carry Braves to brink of Series title

Oct. 31, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This Atlanta Braves team couldn't have picked a more fitting way to move to the brink of a World Series championship. A pitcher who spent most of the year in the minors kept 'em in it. A slugger who came in a flurry of trades won it...

The Latest: Braves take 3-1 series lead with Game 4 win

Oct. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): Dansby Swanson and pinch-hitter Jorge Soler hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, propelling the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a three games to one lead in...

Snitkers enjoy family moment before World Series Game 3

Oct. 30, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker usually sends bench coach Walt Weiss out with the lineup card to the umpires at home plate, but he wanted to do it himself before his team beat Houston 2-0 to win the first World Series game in Atlanta since 1999. What Snitker...

Braves throw 2-hitter, blank Astros 2-0 for 2-1 Series lead

Oct. 30, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Anderson had pitched five no-hit innings when Brian Snitker walked up to the 23-year-old and said, “That's it.” “Are you sure? Are you sure?” the rookie right-hander asked. “I'm going with my gut right here,” the...

The Latest: Braves take 2-1 Series lead with Game 3 win

Oct. 29, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the World Series (all times local): 11:36 p.m. Rookie Ian Anderson and the Atlanta bullpen took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the Braves blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 to take a two games to one lead...

Braves lose no-hit bid in 8th vs Astros in World Series

Oct. 29, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Aledmys Díaz has blooped a leadoff single to begin the eighth inning for Houston's first hit against the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the World Series. The hit by Díaz fell just in front of left fielder Eddie Rosario, who seemed to hesitate...

Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1

Oct. 27, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series. In the lineup for the first time since a positive COVID-19 test, Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Braves,...

Braves bullpen another long winning night in World Series G1

Oct. 27, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves reliever A.J. Minter emphatically pumped his fist coming off the mound after an inning-ending strikeout in Game 1 of the World Series. It was only the third inning in what would be another long postseason game for the Braves bullpen —...