Latest NL East News

MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears

Sep. 27, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are rapidly approaching, with the final regular season games set for Oct. 5. The postseason begins two days later with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a...

Elder shuts out Nationals 8-0; Braves within 1 game of Mets

Sep. 26, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt...

Biden praises Braves' 'unstoppable, joyful run' to 2021 win

Sep. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration. Biden called the Braves' drive an...

In the interim, Thomson leads Phillies to brink of playoffs

Sep. 26, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rob Thomson has the sparse office decor of a manager who still has interim in his title. He also has the Philadelphia Phillies on the brink of their first playoff berth in 11 years. Get there -- and end the longest postseason drought in the National League --...

Acuña delivers late, Braves outlast Phillies 8-7 in 11

Sep. 25, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronald Acuña singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Braves stayed close in the NL East race, outlasting the Phillies 8-7 Sunday in a game that took over six hours to complete because of a two-hour rain delay. “Our goal is to win the World...

Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A's, hold lead

Sep. 25, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in five runs to set the team record for RBIs, Max Scherzer pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets routed the Oakland Athletics 13-4 Sunday to hold their NL East lead. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games ahead of...

Steer's go-ahead homer lifts Reds past Brewers 2-1

Sep. 25, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Spencer Steer hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth and Nick Lodolo pitched six strong innings as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Sunday. It was the final road game for the Brewers, who stayed 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for the...

Marlins lose to Nats 6-1 after saying Mattingly won't return

Sep. 25, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez threw five scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals beat Miami 6-1 Sunday, hours after the Marlins announced manager Don Mattingly won’t be back next season. The Marlins are 63-90 in Mattingly’s seventh year, and he is the team’s all-time...

Don Mattingly won't be back as Marlins manager in 2023

Sep. 25, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly wants what's best for the Miami Marlins, what's best for him and what's best for his family. And he decided that means it's time to move on. Mattingly will not be back as manager of the Marlins next season, announcing Sunday that he and...

Wright wins 20th, Braves beat Phils to trim NL East deficit

Sep. 25, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he was going through the postgame handshake line, Kyle Wright received a request from Braves manager Brian Snitker. “I want him to authenticate my own personal scorecard because I want him to sign it for me,” Snitker said. “To think of where he was a...