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Acuña yanked, Ortega slam lead Braves over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega...

Braves star Acuña pulled after failing to run out long drive

Aug. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing...

Braves use homers, better bullpen to beat Ryu, Dodgers 4-3

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice to pull...

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...

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....

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...

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...

4 minor leaguers get long suspensions for drug violations

Aug. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four minor league pitchers have drawn long suspensions for drug violations that will carry into next season. Luis Diaz of the Atlanta Braves, Marcos Encarnacion of the Chicago Cubs and Eliezer Mejia of the Seattle Mariners drew 72-game suspensions without pay after testing positive for the...

Alonso ties NL rookie HR record as Mets beat Braves 10-8

Aug. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario helped the New York Mets pile up huge totals of hits and runs. The Mets needed almost all of them to hold off the homer-happy Atlanta Braves. Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest career...