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Sánchez blanks Braves, Nationals salvage series finale 7-0

Sep. 15, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez has seen enough in 14 years in the majors to know when his team needs a lift. He provided one Sunday, pitching seven sharp innings to help the Washington Nationals prevent a three-game sweep and beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 7-0. "I think that's what we...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

Sep. 14, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves celebrated another playoff berth with heavy hearts. Ronald Acuña Jr. ignited the decisive four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, as the NL East leading Braves wrapped up a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington...

Soroka silences Nationals' bats in 5-0 Braves win

Sep. 13, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Markakis didn't show any rust in his return from the injured list. Markakis went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly, Mike Soroka allowed one hit over six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Friday night. Atlanta moved 9½ games in front of Washington in...

Freeman leaves Braves' game against Nationals in 4th

Sep. 13, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman left the Braves' game against the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning Friday night because of right elbow soreness. The team said the move was precautionary. Freeman's spot in order did not come up in the top of the fourth. and Charlie Culberson...

Braves reinstate outfielder Nick Markakis

Sep. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves reinstated outfielder Nick Markakis from the 10-day injured list Friday. Markakis, 35, missed 43 games with a fractured left wrist. He was listed in the starting lineup as the Braves opened a three-game series against the Nationals, playing his first game of the season...

Nationals beat Twins 12-6 as AL Central race tightens

Sep. 13, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting. Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat Minnesota 12-6 Thursday night, cutting the Twins divisional lead to 3...

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Sep. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who...

Zimmerman, Strasburg lead Nationals past Twins 6-2

Sep. 12, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals relied on a couple of old standbys for an important victory toward their postseason push. The Minnesota Twins, thinned out for the moment by a long list of injuries, could use someone healthy players to lean on. Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs in...

Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

Sep. 11, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a...