Latest Anthony Swarzak News

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Sep. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who...

Fried, Flowers, Freeman power Braves past ChiSox 10-7

Aug. 31, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried is finding it easier this season to command his fastball now that he has opponents worried about his slider. "It was big," he said. "I thought my fastball command was really good, too, for most of the night. Just being able to locate to both sides, up and down, was working really...

McMahon's 2-run homer lifts Rockies past Braves, 3-1

Aug. 26, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon ran hard to first because he wasn't sure his line drive would get over the fence. When it bounced just over the scoreboard he settled into a home run trot and into a mob of teammates at the plate. McMahon's hit — a two-run homer in the ninth — lifted Colorado to a...

Acuña yanked, Ortega slam lead Braves over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega...

Alonso ties NL rookie HR record as Mets beat Braves 10-8

Aug. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario helped the New York Mets pile up huge totals of hits and runs. The Mets needed almost all of them to hold off the homer-happy Atlanta Braves. Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest career...

Braves bullpen bounces back to help beat Marlins 5-4

Aug. 11, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In the wake of a bullpen meltdown that involved a fire extinguisher, Luke Jackson put the Atlanta Braves back on track with a harrowing save. Jackson overcame three hits in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off the Miami Marlins 5-4 Sunday. The win came less than 24 hours after the Braves'...

Marlins rally from 4-run deficit and beat Braves 7-6

Aug. 10, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins made sure their largest home crowd of the season didn't go home disappointed. Martin Prado hit a sacrifice fly that scored Harold Ramirez in the bottom of the 10th inning and Miami rallied for a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Playing in front of 29,720,...

Greene gets a chance to finish games that matter in Atlanta

Aug. 1, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Shane Greene has emerged as one of baseball's top closers. Now, he's got a chance to finish games that really matter. Greene was among three relievers acquired by the first-place Atlanta Braves before the trade deadline, and he'll be assuming a high-profile role right away after working in...

Donaldson's HR lifts Braves over Nationals 5-4 in 10 innings

Jul. 31, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson gave the Atlanta Braves a little more breathing room in the National League East. Donaldson homered against Sean Doolittle in the top of the 10th inning, and the Braves pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday to take two of three in the series...

Duda homers, leads Royals to 5-4 win over first-place Braves

Jul. 24, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lucas Duda and the Kansas City Royals have endured a miserable season. A rare meeting against the Atlanta Braves provided a glimmer of joy. Duda hit a tie-breaking, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and the Royals survived a shaky ninth to beat the first-place Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night....