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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scores on a sacrifice fly by Danny Jansen in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ryu, 'pen team on 3-hitter, Blue Jays beat depleted Braves

Aug. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu combined with four relievers on a three-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the shorthanded Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Wednesday night. Ryu lasted only five innings but was dominant as he gave up only one hit, an infield single by Adam Duvall in the second. Duvall homered in the...

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. follows through on an RBI double during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

Aug. 1, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. shook off a slow start by driving in two runs with two hits, including his first homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Michael Wacha and the New York Mets 7-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. The Mets have lost four straight, including the first two games...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes follows thorough on a two-run double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore).

Braves rally on d'Arnaud's 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

Jul. 31, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded double that capped a five-run eighth, and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a six-run deficit for a wild 11-10 win over New York on Friday night. D'Arnaud had three hits. The biggest was the double off...

Atlanta Braves' Max Fried pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Fried dominates, retires first 14, as Braves edge Rays 2-1

Jul. 30, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried retired Tampa Bay's first 14 batters and then insisted it didn't feel like a special start. Braves manager Brian Snitker had a different opinion. Fried took a perfect game into the fifth inning and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as Atlanta beat the Rays 2-1 on...

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, of Japan, center, celebrates with his teammates after the team defeated the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tsutsugo gets key hit as Rays beat Braves 5-2

Jul. 28, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a two-run single during Tampa Bay's five-run third inning, and the Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Yonny Chirinos pitched four effective innings for Tampa Bay after missing part of summer camp following a...

New York Mets pitcher Rick Porcello reacts during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, July 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Porcello flops in Mets debut, Swanson's 5 RBIs lead Braves

Jul. 27, 2020 2:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Porcello was staggered in his New York Mets debut by Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves. Swanson tied his career high with five RBIs, and the Braves chased an erratic Porcello during the third inning of a 14-1 blowout Sunday night. “This is a dream of mine since I was a kid,"...

Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna celebrates a solo home run against the New York Mets during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Ozuna homers off Díaz, Braves beat Mets in new extras format

Jul. 25, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent prize Marcell Ozuna introduced himself to new fans back in Atlanta with a big swing when it counted most. Just the sort of ingratiation still evading shaky Mets closer Edwin Díaz 1 1/2 years into his stint with New York. Ozuna hit a tying homer off Díaz with two outs in...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Céspedes homers as DH in return, Mets edge Braves 1-0

Jul. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure didn't take much time for Yoenis Céspedes to swing right into a DH role in his long-awaited return. Céspedes came back with a bang, immediately capitalizing on the new designated hitter rule in the National League by launching a home run that sent Jacob deGrom and the New...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts after popping out to second baseman Ozzie Albies during a practice baseball game, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves' Acuña has even bigger role in shortened 2020 season

Jul. 14, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic silence his love of baseball. The empty seats at the Atlanta Braves' newly renamed Truist Park have left Acuña with more space to yell encouragement, sing and joke during workouts. Sometimes he teases or encourages his buddy,...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig watches his three-run double off of Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Cole Irvin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. The free agent outfielder and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

AP source: Free agent OF Yasiel Puig, Braves reach 1-yr deal

Jul. 14, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is not official until Puig passes a physical. The agreement...