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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) moves in to tag out Miami Marlins' Monte Harrison, back right, at third base for a double play on a throw from first baseman Freddie Freeman as Braves relief pitcher Mark Melancon ducks in the foreground during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Bullpen, defense preserves Braves 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the start, it looked like a slugfest. By the end, it came down to defense. The Braves ad-libbed a brilliant double play to snuff out a potential Miami comeback in the ninth, moving Atlanta a step closer to a third straight NL East title with a 5-4 victory over the second-place Marlins on...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Wright, Acuña lead 1st-place Braves to 7-0 win over Mets

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Wright allowed only one hit in the best start of his big league career, pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 7-0 on Sunday. Ronald Acuña Jr. homered off Rick Porcello to break a scoreless tie in the sixth and finished with four RBIs....

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, right, is congratulated at home plate by teammate Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) next to Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes, left, after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Power trio: Freeman, Swanson, Acuña rally Braves past Nats

Sep. 10, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna as the top three hitters in his lineup, Braves manager Brian Snitker knows an early five-run deficit is hardly insurmountable. Freeman homered twice, Dansby Swanson hit a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning and NL East-leading...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo looks on during the seventh inning in the continuation of a suspended baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Nationals in Baltimore. The Nationals and Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The 59-year-old Rizzo, who also holds the title of president of baseball operations, built the team that won the 2019 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite

Sep. 6, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

Now this was an out-of-the-box ejection. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was tossed for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday, with longtime crew chief Joe West saying, “enough is enough.” “I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take...

Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman connects for a grand slam over left center field during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Freeman hits another grand slam, Braves beat Nationals 10-3

Sep. 6, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his second career grand slam — and second of the series — leading the Atlanta Braves to a 10-3 win over Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Josh Tomlin (2-2) allowed one run in six innings as Atlanta split the four-game series. Marcell...

Atlanta Braves' Tommy Milone pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Standing pat: Deadline passes without another Braves deal

Aug. 31, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves failed to pull off a major deal to bolster their rotation at baseball's trade deadline Monday, leaving the NL East leaders with a huge question mark as they seek a third straight division title and an extended run in the postseason for the first time time since 2001. The...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes follows thorough on a two-run double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore).

Braves rally on d'Arnaud's 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

Jul. 31, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded double that capped a five-run eighth, and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a six-run deficit for a wild 11-10 win over New York on Friday night. D'Arnaud had three hits. The biggest was the double off...