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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...

Yanks stand pat at deadline, beat Diamondbacks 7-5

Jul. 31, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will head into the final months of the season with what they have, faltering pitchers, injured starters and all. After Masahiro Tanaka failed to hold a two-run lead in a 7-5, rain-interrupted win over Arizona on Wednesday in what became Zack Greinke's final start for the...

Diamondbacks acquire right-hander Mike Leake from Mariners

Jul. 31, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Leake heard he was going to be traded to Arizona earlier in the season and his name came up again at the trade deadline. Now the right-hander doesn't have to worry about rumors anymore. He's headed back to the desert, where he played collegiately. The Diamondbacks acquired Leake for...

Braves focus on bullpen at deadline, trading for 3 relievers

Jul. 31, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in a...

Braves purchase John Ryan Murphy from Diamondbacks.

Jul. 31, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have purchased catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Murphy hit .177 with four homers in 25 games with Arizona before being sent outright to the minors and off the 40-man roster in June. Atlanta has Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers splitting catching...