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Hoskins, Pirela hit 2-run HRs as Phillies stop Braves 5-4

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies haven't given up on their NL wild card hopes. Beating the first-place Atlanta Braves helped the Phillies keep the faith. Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped...

Braves recall catcher Murphy, place Culberson on 60-day IL

Sep. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled catcher John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed infielder Charlie Culberson on the 60-day injured list. Murphy will provide depth behind Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers in the final two weeks of the regular season. The move was made before Tuesday...

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as those two teams...

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...

Braves' Culberson has multiple facial fractures

Sep. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta's Charlie Culberson sustained multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a 91 mph pitch from Washington's Fernando Rodney. Culberson was released from a hospital Saturday and was scheduled for additional examinations on Sunday in Atlanta. "The guys that did see him said he...

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...