Latest Charlie Culberson News

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves' 9-game winning streak

Sep. 9, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer felt some relief after helping Washington end a tough four-game series with a win. "We've been playing pretty well," he said. "We lost three games. To come here and take one and avoid the sweep, that feels good." Scherzer won for the first time in two months, Juan...

Keuchel's rare 2-run single helps Braves top White Sox 11-5

Sep. 1, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was easy for Dallas Keuchel to remember his last RBI seven years ago. It was also his first. Keuchel collected his first RBIs since his rookie season and held Chicago to two runs in six innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the White Sox 11-5 on Saturday night. "It was Jake Westbrook in...

Acuña homers, shines defensively, Braves beat Mets 5-3

Aug. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. heard chants of "MVP! MVP! MVP!" as he trotted off the field in the sixth inning, tipping his cap to the crowd when he reached the dugout. Maybe the Atlanta fans are on to something. It was another dazzling all-around night for the 21-year-old phenom, who scored his...

Braves' Riley won't need surgery, Swanson still rehabbing

Aug. 13, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley is feeling a whole lot better. Dansby Swanson? Not so much. Riley, the slugging rookie for the Atlanta Braves, will not need surgery on his injured right knee and expects to return to the lineup in about two weeks. He revealed the good news before the NL East leaders opened a...