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LEADING OFF: Braves' Acuña uncertain vs struggling Yanks

Apr. 19, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ QUESTIONABLE ACUÑA Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. is uncertain for the opener of a two-game series at Yankee Stadium after an MRI revealed a mild abdominal strain. Acuña...

Braves say Acuña day to day with mild abdominal strain

Apr. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuña Jr. had an MRI on Monday that revealed a mild abdominal strain and that the star outfielder is day to day heading into a series at Yankee Stadium beginning Tuesday. Acuña was injured in the fourth inning of Atlanta's...

Braves OF Ronald Acuña Jr. departs with abdominal strain

Apr. 18, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. left Sunday night's 13-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs after experiencing pain in his lower abdominal muscles. Acuña led off the fourth with a walk. Kyle Hendricks threw over a couple times while he was on first, and...

Freeman, Braves pound Cubs 13-4, lose Acuña to injury

Apr. 18, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say it's next man up when it comes to their rash of injuries so far this season. They might need a few men to step up if Ronald Acuña Jr. has to go on the injured list. Acuña's abdominal strain cast a shadow over...

Sean Kazmar makes it back to majors after 13-year absence

Apr. 17, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sean Kazmar Jr. grounded into a double play — and sounded overjoyed. “Definitely everything and then some,” he said. “What an amazing feeling.” While Kazmar and the Atlanta Braves lost to the Chicago Cubs 13-4, his pinch-hit...

LEADING OFF: Twins postponed at Angels because of virus

Apr. 17, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ WAITING GAME The Minnesota Twins will see when they can next play after their COVID-19 problems wiped the rest of a series in Anaheim against the Angels. ...

Bryant, Contreras lead Cubs over Braves in Kazmar's return

Apr. 17, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered twice, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 13-4 Saturday on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the major leagues for the first time in 13 years. Javier Báez and David Bote also homered...

Cubs hit by 4 more pitches, Braves hold on in 9th to win 5-2

Apr. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Wright plunked four Cubs batters but still left with the lead after a last-minute call-up, Will Smith stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves escaped with a bizarre 5-2 win Friday over Chicago. Wright was...

Braves scratch LHP Smyly, add to 10-day IL with forearm pain

Apr. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scratched starter Drew Smyly and placed him on the 10-day injured list before Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs due to pain in his throwing arm. The left-hander was added to the IL retroactive to April 13 with what the...

Swanson single caps rally in 9th, Braves avoid Marlins sweep

Apr. 15, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves were in danger of being swept in a four-game series by the Marlins, something that had never occurred. Didn't happen this time, either. Swanson's RBI single with the bases loaded capped Atlanta's...