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Braves fall to Nationals 3-2 on Abrams' walk-off hit in 10th

Sep. 28, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — CJ Abrams' third hit of the game drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th Wednesday night to give the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, who fell into second place in the NL East. The Braves (97-59) dropped a game behind the New...

Acuña homers twice, Braves beat Nationals 8-2 to tie for 1st

Sep. 27, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a pair of solo home runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win, moving them into a first-place tie in the NL East with the New York Mets. Orlando Arcia also homered and Michael...

Elder shuts out Nationals 8-0; Braves within 1 game of Mets

Sep. 26, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt...

Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

Sep. 19, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright didn't exactly feel sluggish, just not quite on top of his game. Even so, his performance, which Wright said was just “OK," was good enough to move him closer to 20 wins. “The more times I can go out there and pitch as long as I can,...

Strider dominant, Contreras homers, Braves sweep Phillies

Sep. 18, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Spencer Strider's rookie season is going just as he planned. Strider is mowing down hitters, and the Atlanta Braves are locked in a tight pennant race. “To get here in my first season, I’m lucky to be in this position and I’m very grateful that...

Braves miss chance to gain ground, lose 3-2 to Giants

Sep. 13, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zack Littell wanted to stay in to pitch to Braves slugger Matt Olson when Gabe Kapler removed him, and the Giants reliever let his frustration boil over before he walked off the mound. He handed the ball to his manager harder than usual and spoke up about his...

Mariners use 2 homers, Kirby's pitching to stop Braves 3-1

Sep. 11, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — George Kirby already pitches with a level of confidence not often found in rookies. It's why he's become such an asset for the Seattle Mariners. Shutting down the hottest team in baseball should only help Kirby's confidence grow, especially with what's likely a big...

Radio host admits he made false claim on Freeman talks

Sep. 07, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A radio host admitted he falsely claimed agent Casey Close never informed first baseman Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves’ last contract offer. Doug Gottlieb tweeted on June 29 that “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer," Close...

Olson HR vs former team, surging Braves top A's, catch Mets

Sep. 07, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When their ace struggled, the Atlanta Braves kept slugging — right back into first place after all these months chasing the Mets. Matt Olson hit a three-run homer against his former club and the Braves won their sixth in a row, outswinging the Oakland...

Fried, Ozuna power streaking Braves to 5th straight victory

Sep. 04, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried allowed no hits in five scoreless innings, Marcell Ozuna homered and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, 7-1 over the Miami Marlins, in a rain-delayed game on Sunday. The defending World Series champion Braves have taken five in a row and 20 of 25...