Latest Brian McCann News

Braves re-sign Markakis, Flowers, decline Teheran option

Nov. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are bringing back outfielder Nick Markakis in what will likely be a reduced role next season, but Julio Teheran's long tenure with the team could be over. Atlanta announced Monday it had re-signed Markakis and catcher Tyler Flowers to $4 million, one-year contracts for 2020 after...

The Latest: Astros close to within 5-4 in eighth inning

Oct. 22, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game, after...

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

Oct. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. "It's going to take me a while to kind of get over this whole thing," the manager said Thursday. Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

Oct. 10, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt...

LEADING OFF: Cole, Astros host Rays for spot in ALCS vs NYY

Oct. 10, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S ALL ON THE LINE Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole has won a franchise-record 17 straight decisions heading into the deciding Game 5 of their AL Division Series against visiting Tampa Bay. The winner meets the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series...

Braves' McCann retires at 35 following loss to Cardinals

Oct. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann's Atlanta homecoming didn't end the way he hoped. McCann is retiring after a 15-year career that included two stints with his Atlanta hometown Braves, making the announcement Wednesday after the 13-1 loss to St. Louis in the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. "It's sad...

10-spot: Cardinals score 10 runs in 1st inning vs Braves

Oct. 9, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have scored a record 10 runs in the first inning of the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. The biggest first inning in MLB playoff history stunned the crowd at SunTrust Park on Wednesday and put the Braves on course to tie a big...

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

Oct. 8, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. That's not necessarily a good omen for the home team. Over the years, Atlanta has been the place where other teams come to celebrate in October. The St. Louis Cardinals hope to continue that trend when they face the Braves in...

Duvall, Braves rally in 9th to beat Cards 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Oct. 6, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment. When it arrived, they were ready. Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past...

Braves' Acuña hustles for double in Game 2 of NLDS

Oct. 4, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was back in Atlanta's lineup — and hustled his way to a seventh inning double — in Friday's Game 2 of the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Acuña drew criticism from manager Brian Snitker and his teammates for his lack of hustle on a...