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Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

Jun. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras wasn't happy with a called second strike in the second inning. He took his displeasure out on the next pitch, hitting it out of the park. Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves...

Swanson homers in 8th, Braves rally past Nationals 13-9

Jun. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have had enough rallies to know they are rarely out of a game. The Washington Nationals' beleaguered bullpen has struggled enough that few leads seem safe. A combination of the two led to the Braves' latest win Saturday. Atlanta used a tie-breaking three-run homer by...

Bellinger tops NL in fan All-Star voting; Trout leads AL

Jun. 21, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the AL in the first stage of Major League Baseball's new two-phase fan balloting to determine All-Star Game starters. Bellinger got 3.69 million votes...

Hernández delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

Jun. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. "There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a cohesive...

McCann delivers 2-run single, Braves win 8th straight

Jun. 15, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This is why Brian McCann came back to play for his hometown Atlanta Braves, to deliver with his bat in a big spot. "That was one of the best moments I've ever had," McCann said. "To be able to get the win and the fashion that it happened is something I'll always remember." McCann capped...

Teheran continues his 2019 'mission' as Braves top Pirates

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year after he was left off Atlanta's postseason rotation, Julio Teheran has re-emerged as a reliable leader on a young staff. Teheran's roll of superb starts is a big reason the Braves are back in first place in the NL East. Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's...

Riley HR ties it in 9th, Braves top Bucs in 11 for 6 in row

Jun. 13, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact. The power-hitting left fielder just didn't know whether he'd get the green light from third base coach Ron Washington. "I knew it was in the gap, so run as hard as I can," Riley said. "If he...

College World Series team capsules

Jun. 11, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals): MICHIGAN (46-20) Coach: Erik Bakich (255-160, 7 seasons at Michigan; 327-258, 10 seasons...

Acuña homer helps Braves rally past Miami in 12 innings, 7-6

Jun. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' latest win over the Miami Marlins was so difficult to describe that Brian Snitker needed two hyphens for one word. "Stick-to-itiveness," the Braves manager said. Yep, it's in the dictionary, and next to it should be the box score from Atlanta's wild 12-inning comeback...

Mike Foltynewicz gives up 2 more HR, Pirates beat Braves 6-1

Jun. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another disappointing outing by Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz may have been the final straw to end Dallas Keuchel's extended free agency. Foltynewicz allowed consecutive home runs to Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates —...