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Acuña's 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1

Apr. 09, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves put on quite a show for their first home crowd since 2019. Acuña had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton's six strong innings,...

Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies 3-1 in home opener

Apr. 09, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With that familiar flair and flip of his dreadlocks, Johnny Cueto entertained everyone once again. And he dominated like the old days, too. And oh how the baseball-starved San Francisco fans loved every moment of it. “I like...

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

Apr. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The applause started when Lee Elder’s golf cart began moving toward the first tee. It only got louder when he arrived and slowly made his way to his seat. And moments later, Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said words 46 years in the making. ...

Today in History

Apr. 08, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2021. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S....

Patchwork: Braves cover All-Star logo on jerseys, shift hats

Apr. 03, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves looked a little patchwork in their second game of the season. The All-Star Game patch that appeared on the right sleeve of the Braves' jerseys during opening day was sewn over Saturday against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park....

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

Apr. 03, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits....

LEADING OFF: All-Star Game needs new home, Harvey's new try

Apr. 03, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ALL-STAR SPOT? Major League Baseball needs to find a new home for this summer's All-Star Game after announcing it would be pulled from Atlanta's Truist Park. The move was a...

MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta lost Major League Baseball’s summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league’s objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive. ...

LEADING OFF: All-Star Game needs new home, Harvey's new try

Apr. 02, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ ALL-STAR SPOT? Major League Baseball needs to find a new home for this summer's All-Star Game after announcing it would be pulled from Atlanta's Truist Park. The move...

Orioles' Means means business in opener, beats Red Sox 3-0

Apr. 02, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Orioles left-hander John Means was supposed to start the 2020 opener in Boston before a sore arm landed him on the injured list. When he got his chance this year, he froze the Red Sox in a frigid Fenway Park. Means pitched seven...