Latest Sean Newcomb News

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

Jun. 18, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka knows he doesn't have to pitch perfectly when the Atlanta Braves keep scoring runs so often. "Everything's just hard-hit baseball after hard-hit baseball," Soroka said. "It's contagious. It carries out to the mound for all of us." Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie...

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

Jun. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A mid-June NL East clash between the Phillies and Braves provided clarity for each team. The Braves gained confidence, with manager Brian Snitker concluding "We're putting it all together." The Phillies were left to acknowledge the lack of depth in their rotation. Josh Donaldson homered for...

LEADING OFF: Astros' Alvarez stars, Encarnación trade

Jun. 16, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING A NAME Cuban rookie Yordan Alvarez is off to a smashing start for the injury-depleted Houston Astros, becoming just one of four players in major league history to hit four home runs in his first five games. The 21-year-old is 8 for 17 so far. He's driven...

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...

Braves pitcher Newcomb hit on back of head by liner, exits

Jun. 15, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers Saturday. The...

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...

Acuña hits grand slam after early fracas, Braves top Pirates

Jun. 11, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was...

D'backs beat Phillies 13-8, teams combine for record 13 HRs

Jun. 11, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game on Monday night. Scott Kingery hit two of Philadelphia's five home runs for the combined MLB record of 13...

Swanson homers twice as Braves beat Cardinals 5-2

May. 25, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little lineup tweak is working out quite well for Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves. Swanson homered twice and Freddie Freeman also connected, helping Mike Foltynewicz and Atlanta beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Friday night. The Braves improved to 11-3 since manager Brian...

Soroka, Acuña lead Braves to a 4-1 victory over Giants

May. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The calendar hasn't hit June, and Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka is already fielding questions about the All-Star game. The Braves rookie right-hander had his season delayed by a shoulder injury suffered working out in spring training. There will be plenty of time for All-Star talk, but...