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Seattle Mariners right fielder Phillip Ervin (20) makes a running catch of San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano's fly ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. The Giants defeated the Mariners 6-4. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

Sep. 17, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ ON THE ROAD AGAIN The Mariners open a three-game series as the home team in San Diego after the set was relocated due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area. The Mariners already had two games against the Giants moved from Seattle to San Francisco this...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Hamels yields 3 runs in Braves debut, a 5-1 loss to Orioles

Sep. 16, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cole Hamels could have easily dismissed the results, attributing the lackluster numbers in his Atlanta Braves debut to rustiness after an unaccustomed layoff. Instead, the 36-year-old deemed his performance to be well below his own high expectations. Pitching for the first time since last...

Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis prepares to throw the ball back to the infield after making a catch as the air is filled with wildfire smoke during the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

LEADING OFF: M's-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

Sep. 16, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHIFTED SITE The Mariners and Giants play at Oracle Park after their two-game series in Seattle was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play twice in San Francisco. Forecasters are calling for smoke to...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Tom Eshelman, right, reacts to a home run hit by Atlanta Braves left fielder Adam Duvall, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Duvall 10th HR in Sept, Braves top Orioles, pad NL East lead

Sep. 15, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Duvall tied a Braves record with his 10th homer in September, and Atlanta used the collective work of six pitchers to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday night. Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a pair of RBI doubles, to help the Braves bounce back from a 14-1 drubbing by...

Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis prepares to throw the ball back to the infield after making a catch as the air is filled with wildfire smoke during the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

LEADING OFF: M's-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

Sep. 15, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: SHIFTED SITE The Mariners and Giants play at Oracle Park after their two-game series in Seattle was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play twice in San Francisco. Forecasters are calling for smoke...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Touki Toussaint (62) is removed by manager Brian Snitker (43) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Orioles slug 3 homers in 9-run 3rd, pummel Braves 14-1

Sep. 14, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — DJ Stewart hit the first of three Baltimore homers in a nine-run third inning, and the Orioles pounded the Atlanta Braves 14-1 Monday night to end a five-game losing streak. After winning three of four in Washington to extend their NL East lead to a season-high 3 1/2 games, the Braves were...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Duvall, Albies power Braves to 8-4 triumph over Nationals

Sep. 13, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Duvall and Ozzie Albies each hit a two-run homer off a laboring Max Scherzer, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Sunday. Kyle Wright pitched six innings for his first major league win, helping Atlanta take three of four from Washington. The Nationals...

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. jumps and makes the catch on a line drive by Washington Nationals' Trea Turner during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Braves beat Nationals 2-1 behind Anderson's strong outing

Sep. 12, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have one of the best offenses in baseball, yet eventually will need to rely on pitching to get the job done. Right now, that’s coming in form of rookie Ian Anderson. Anderson allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings and the NL East-leading Braves held on to...

Washington Nationals' Eric Thames (9) is congratulated by Brock Holt (27) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nationals outlast Braves 8-7 on Taylor's single in 12th

Sep. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Friday night after blowing a five-run lead for the second straight game. Nationals relievers Kyle Finnegan and James Borque (1-0) worked out of bases-loaded jams in...

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., grimaces as he is helped after fouling the ball off his left foot during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Acuna was helped off the field. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Acuña leaves game after fouling ball off foot; no fracture

Sep. 11, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. left Friday's game at Washington after he fouled a ball off his left foot in the fourth inning. X-rays revealed no fracture and Acuña is considered day to day, the team announced. The 21-year-old slugger went down on one knee after...