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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...

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...

Contreras, Anderson power Braves to 6-2 victory over Arizona

Jul. 30, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ian Anderson allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday night. The victory was Atlanta’s second straight and boosted the defending World Series champion Braves to...

Defense matters for Stroman, MLB's top fielding pitchers

Jul. 27, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Marcus Stroman takes pregame grounders at second base and shortstop. He is working with SSK on his own line of gloves, and there are a couple in his Wrigley Field locker in various colors. He takes his defense seriously — especially for a pitcher. In...

Stott leads Phillies to 6-4 comeback victory over Braves

Jul. 25, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryson Stott homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-4 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Alec Bohm doubled and had three hits for the Phillies, who rebounded from a three-game sweep at home against...

Old but gold: At 39, Verlander makes push for Cy Young award

Jul. 25, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

Justin Verlander has a little more gray in his hair and stubble these days. Despite those details — and the fact he pitches for the Houston Astros now — it’s sometimes hard to tell if this is 2009 or 2022. The ageless 39-year-old Verlander continues to make a...

Ward, Detmers help Angels cool off Braves with 9-1 rout

Jul. 24, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have been struggling for most of the last two months, and Reid Detmers credits his teammates with staying the course and not getting too frustrated. “We’ve had a couple of rough patches obviously, but everyone in here treats it like another...

Gomes, Smyly help lift Cubs to three-game sweep of Phillies

Jul. 24, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yan Gomes hit two home runs, Drew Smyly tossed six sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nelson Velázquez also went deep for the Cubs, who have won four in a row to pull...

Kershaw to start All-Star Game for NL, McClanahan for AL

Jul. 18, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start for the National League on Tuesday night in the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, and Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan will be on the mound for the American League. Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani...