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Freeman leaves Braves' 4-1 loss to Giants with sore elbow

Sep. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves closed their final home regular-season game with new injury concerns about Freddie Freeman and his status for the playoffs. A recurrence of pain caused by a bone spur in his right elbow forced Freeman to leave the Braves' 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday....

Braves' postseason goals grow after another division title

Sep. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One year ago, just winning the NL East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. Now manager Brian Snitiker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos expect more. Even as players celebrated their second straight division title with beer and bubbly on Friday night, focus shifted. "Our first...

Acuña hits 40th HR, Braves clinch tie for first in NL East

Sep. 19, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club. He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. Acuña became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the...

Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes. Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the faith. Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped...

Soroka silences Nationals' bats in 5-0 Braves win

Sep. 13, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Markakis didn't show any rust in his return from the injured list. Markakis went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly, Mike Soroka allowed one hit over six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Friday night. Atlanta moved 9½ games in front of Washington in...

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Sep. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who...

Flowers, Keuchel help Braves beat Phillies 3-1

Sep. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dallas Keuchel made the Philadelphia Phillies look foolish for not calling him when he was available. Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer, Keuchel struck out eight in six innings and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 Wednesday night. The Braves reduced their magic...

Dickerson homers twice, leads Phils to 6-5 win over Braves

Sep. 11, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery timed a diving catch just right. He hustled around the bases for a thrilling inside-the-park home run. Kingery was in the right place for the Phillies — except in the clubhouse. "Go stand in your locker. Have you ever done this before," J.T. Realmuto kidded his...

Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

Sep. 11, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a...

Albies, Donaldson back Keuchel in another Braves win

Sep. 7, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dallas Keuchel struggled in his first two starts against Washington. He showed no signs of letting up this time. "What a great team over there," Keuchel said. "That's really, really quality lineup. It's probably my favorite to face, just because of how good they are. Some of their role...