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Fried finds footing in WS clincher for Braves after stomp

Nov. 03, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Fried found his footing on the mound for the Atlanta Braves after getting stepped on early in Game 6 of the World Series. The young left-hander looked like an ace again, and the Braves clinched their first championship since 1995, which came only a...

The Latest: Braves win first World Series title since 1995

Nov. 02, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6. Jorge Soler hit his...

Rookie goes from watching World Series to starting Game 5

Nov. 01, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in bed Sunday morning when his phone rang with Braves manager Brian Snitker on the line. Five days after watching the World Series opener from a hotel room about 700 miles from the ballpark, the Atlanta prospect was going to start Game...

Correa, Astros rally past Braves 9-5, cut WS deficit to 3-2

Nov. 01, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros broke out the bats. Because if they had waited any longer, this World Series would’ve been over. Staggered by Adam Duvall’s grand slam in the first inning, Correa and Alex Bregman...

The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win

Nov. 01, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single...

Play me a song: Braves organist charms fans, amuses players

Oct. 31, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matthew Kaminski had intended to play a Grateful Dead song as the walk-up music for Houston's starting pitcher at the World Series. Luis Garcia. Jerry Garcia. Get it? Then, after getting a glimpse of the rookie pitcher's unique...

Start me up: Lee makes 1st big league start in World Series

Oct. 31, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dylan Lee walked into the Atlanta Braves clubhouse about 2 p.m. on Saturday and was called into manager Brian Snitker's office. The 27-year-old left-hander was told he was making his first major league start six hours later. In the...

Javier 3rd to allow consecutive tying, go-ahead HR in Series

Oct. 31, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cristian Javier spun after Dansby Swanson drove a 95 mph fastball with an 0-2 count to right field and watched the opposite-field drive sail over Michael Brantley and an inch or two over the top of the 16-foot brick wall, landing 359 feet away. Pitching...

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...

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...