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Camargo hits first career grand slam, Braves rout Jays 11-4

Jun. 19, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Johan Camargo came up big from the bottom of the Atlanta Braves' lineup. The No. 9 batter hit his first career grand slam and went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and the Braves beat the Blue Jays 11-4 on Tuesday night to snap Toronto's home winning streak at seven games. The bottom four hitters in...

Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of schedule

Jun. 18, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

On the morning of June 18 two years ago, the Atlanta Braves were 21-46. Now they're atop the NL East. Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected, and after Sunday's 4-1 win over San Diego, the Braves lead second-place Washington by 3 1/2 games. At 42-29, they're...

Newcomb, Culberson power Braves past Padres, 1-0

Jun. 16, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb is maturing quickly in his second full season in the majors. "I think I'm doing a better job of just managing everything in general," Newcomb said. "Looking back at old starts and taking all the positives from it rather than beating myself up about it or trying to overdo...

Renfroe hits go-ahead 2-run single as Padres beat Braves

Jun. 15, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Richard says the San Diego Padres now have enough punch to make late-game comebacks. That offense has the Padres playing like they can escape last place in the NL West. Hunter Renfroe hit a go-ahead, two-run single in San Diego's five-run seventh inning, Freddy Galvis had a three-run...

Sanchez throws 7 scoreless innings, Braves top Padres 4-2

Jun. 14, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Another strong effort from Anibal Sanchez has the first-place Atlanta Braves facing a sudden surplus of starting pitchers. Sanchez allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings, Ender Inciarte homered and scored two runs and the Braves, helped by a strange replay ruling, beat the San...

Albies slam, Freeman HR lift Braves over Mets 8-2

Jun. 12, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies watched the ball sail into the right-field seats and savored the moment. "It feels great," he said. "I just see the ball going and I just enjoyed it." Albies hit a grand slam and Freddie Freeman homered during a six-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the reeling New...

Buehler latest injured Dodgers, but LA beats Braves 7-3

Jun. 9, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler was looking like the answer to the Dodgers' injury woes. Then he became just another problem. Buehler was pulled from his start Friday night with rib soreness, and Los Angeles overcame another blow to its depleted pitching staff by hitting five home runs to beat the...

Culberson wins it again for Braves with pinch-hit HR in 9th

Jun. 3, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Culberson can't really explain how he keeps homering as a pinch-hitter. He's a career utility man with just eight career homers, but there's power hidden somewhere in his bat. "I don't really know what to say — right place, right time," he said. "Things just kind of work out....

Scherzer's pinch single in 14th sparks Nats over Braves 5-3

Jun. 2, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer has had plenty of great moments as a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Now he's delivered one with his bat, too. Scherzer singled as a pinch hitter in the 14th inning and scored the tiebreaking run on Wilmer Difo's triple, sparking the Washington Nationals to a 5-3...

Newcomb dazzles for another win, Braves beat Nats 4-2

May. 31, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The way Sean Newcomb started out, it didn't look like he'd be around very long. Two straight walks. A double steal. A sacrifice fly. Just three hitters into the game, Newcomb and the Atlanta Braves were already behind. "I was angry at myself," the left-hander said. But Newcomb composed...