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Reserves lead Braves to 5th straight win, eliminate Phillies

Sep. 23, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker gave most of his everyday players some time off a day after Atlanta clinched the NL East. Lane Adams took advantage of a rare opportunity. "You see the fun the starters have day in and day out," Adams said. "When I saw my name in the lineup I just wanted to go...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

Sep. 22, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVES BASH? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday...

Astros top Angels 11-3, clinch a postseason berth

Sep. 22, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night. George Springer added a three-run shot in the eighth for the Astros, who are still looking to secure the AL West...

Braves move to brink of division title, beat Phillies 6-5

Sep. 22, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Baby Braves are all grown up. It's almost time to celebrate. With another gutty performance that pushed Atlanta to the brink of its first NL East title since 2013, the Braves bounced back from Ronald Acuna Jr.'s defensive blunder with a five-run seventh inning that carried them past the...

Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer. Even better, some players who could play key roles on Atlanta's postseason roster looked playoff-ready. Luca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Braves...

Kipnis hits grand slam in 9th, Indians beat White Sox 4-1

Sep. 19, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis' game-ending grand slam and 1,000th career hit came on one big swing. "I couldn't have drawn it up much better than that one," he said. Kipnis homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday...

Cardinals win 3rd straight, send Braves to 4th straight loss

Sep. 19, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt loved watching Yadier Molina grind out a big at-bat in the eighth inning. With the bases loaded and two outs in a two-run game, Shildt got exactly what he wanted from Molina, a veteran star catcher who has helped St. Louis chase down plenty of playoff spots...

Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

Sep. 18, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber isn't letting up as the regular season winds down. Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night. Although the Indians have locked up their third straight AL Central title,...

Wong begins Cardinals' homer parade in 11-6 win over Braves

Sep. 18, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs. He's 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt. "I've been fortunate enough that when I've pitched, we've had great...