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Harris, Contreras lead Braves' rally for sweep of Marlins

Aug. 14, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Michael Harris II hit a tying homer in the ninth, William Contreras had a go-ahead single and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday for a sweep of their four-game series. The Braves won their sixth straight after losing four of five...

Harris' late blast lifts Braves to 4-3 win over Marlins

Aug. 13, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Harris II had two hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Friday night. Eddie Rosario singled and doubled, and Matt Olson also went deep for the Braves in the opener of a four-game...

Riley's big night lifts Braves over Red Sox 9-7 in 11

Aug. 10, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves arrived at Fenway Park looking to put a disappointing series against the NL-East leading New York Mets as far in the rearview mirror as possible. Austin Riley did his part to start that process. Riley had a go-ahead, two-run single...

Max effort: Scherzer Ks 11, Mets beat Braves for DH sweep

Aug. 07, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer tied a season high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings and the New York Mets beat the sloppy Atlanta Braves 6-2 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Francisco Lindor had three hits and three RBIs as New York took the opener 8-5, and the...

Acuña, Rosario lead Braves past Mets 9-6 in NL East showdown

Aug. 06, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe those Mets fans out in right field should just leave Ronald Acuña Jr. alone. Razzed at Citi Field with 40,000-plus on hand, Acuña matched his career high with four hits and robbed Pete Alonso of a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves built a big early lead...

Naquin's two homers, Diaz's two-inning save lift Mets

Aug. 04, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Deadline acquisition Tyler Naquin homered twice in his home debut, Edwin Diaz locked down his first two-inning save as a pro and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday night to open a pivotal five-game series between the NL East rivals. Pete Alonso...

LEADING OFF: Trade deadline, Soto sweepstakes, deGrom return

Aug. 02, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEADLINE DAY The Juan Soto sweepstakes come down to the wire, with baseball's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline fast approaching. Soto is the biggest name on the block, with Washington...

All-Star Riley agrees to $212M, 10-year deal with Braves

Aug. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star third baseman Austin Riley and the Atlanta Braves agreed Monday to a $212 million, 10-year contract that starts in 2023, the most lucrative deal in team history and a surprise given he had three additional seasons under club control. The deal with the...

Riley double in 9th lifts Braves over D-backs 1-0 for sweep

Jul. 31, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley had a special month. He just wants to keep up the momentum and help the Atlanta Braves successfully defend their World Series title. “I use the term consistent," he said. “I think that’s the name of the game. My routine is very consistent right...

Riley's hot bat, Wright's 13th win lead Braves past D-backs

Jul. 29, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley is scorching hot and pleased that he's helping the Atlanta Braves maintain striking distance lead in the NL East. Riley had a homer and three RBIs, Kyle Wright earned his NL-leading 13th victory and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on...