Latest Sean Newcomb News

Donaldson, Albies homer again, Braves win 9th straight

Sep. 8, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann helped Houston win the World Series in 2017. He feels the same vibe with the streaking Atlanta Braves. "I think this series just showed we're a complete team," the veteran catcher said. "We can beat you in any phase of the game. We can beat you with speed. We can beat you with...

Donaldson hitless in Toronto return as Jays top Braves 3-1

Aug. 27, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — When Josh Donaldson strode to the plate with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning, Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freeman figured he was about to witness something special. "I thought he was going to hit a grand slam," Freeman said. "It was the perfect setting." Instead,...

Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row

Aug. 25, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel were playing T-ball back in the days when Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves began tormenting the New York Mets. They've picked up the tradition pretty quick. Donaldson hit two more home runs against the Mets, Keuchel pitched his best game of the season...

Hechavarría, Acuña hit 2-run HRs as Braves blank Marlins 5-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran and Ronald Acuña Jr. have flourished against the Miami Marlins this season. That success has led to continued dominance for the Braves in the NL East rivalry. Acuña and Adeiny Hechavarría each hit a two-run homer, Teheran struck out a season-high nine and the...

Verlander loses 2-hitter, allowing 2 HRs to lowly Tigers

Aug. 21, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night. Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in...

Braves use homers, better bullpen to beat Ryu, Dodgers 4-3

Aug. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice to pull...

Bellinger hits 41st homer, Dodgers beat Braves 8-3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting home runs at a record pace, and manager Dave Roberts loves every minute of it. "It makes me look really good, and it makes the Dodgers look really good," Roberts said. "These are guys that really understand situations, what a pitcher is trying to do to...

Braves jump on Seth Lugo for 5 runs in 7th, beat Mets 6-4

Aug. 15, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves survived another near-meltdown by the back end of their bullpen in the ninth after the New York Mets' best reliever gave up five runs in the seventh. Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and Atlanta scored five runs off Seth Lugo in the seventh and...

Braves bullpen bounces back to help beat Marlins 5-4

Aug. 11, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In the wake of a bullpen meltdown that involved a fire extinguisher, Luke Jackson put the Atlanta Braves back on track with a harrowing save. Jackson overcame three hits in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off the Miami Marlins 5-4 Sunday. The win came less than 24 hours after the Braves'...

Fire extinguisher damaged in anger creates mess for Braves

Aug. 11, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The mess in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse made by a punctured fire extinguisher has been cleaned up before Sunday's series finale at Miami. The damage occurred when Braves reliever Sean Newcomb kicked a garbage can in anger after giving up the winning run in the 10th inning of Saturday night's...