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Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley (27) celebrates with teammate Freddie Freeman without contact after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue JaysTuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Riley's 3-run homer helps Fried, Braves beat Blue Jays 10-1

Aug. 4, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried boosted Atlanta's depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 on Tuesday night. Riley pulled a 3-2 pitch from Matt Shoemaker into the Blue Jays' bullpen behind the left-field wall in...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves place Soroka on IL, designate Rusin for assignment

Aug. 4, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list following his season-ending torn right Achilles tendon and have designated right-hander Chris Rusin for assignment. Soroka, the team's opening day starter, had to be helped off the field after suffering his...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by torn Achilles

Aug. 4, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka's teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst. When they saw him being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg, they knew it was bad. “If Mike Soroka can't walk off the field, you know it's pretty serious,” said Freddie Freeman,...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom works during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

Aug. 4, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom's typically strong performance was overshadowed by a devastating injury to another of baseball's top pitchers. Mike Soroka is done for the year. DeGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles

Aug. 3, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike Soroka was lost for the season Monday night after tearing his right Achilles tendon against the New York Mets. Soroka was hurt in the third inning after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who...

New York Mets Robinson Cano watches a two-run single against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Mets' McNeil, Rosario, Canó pulled with injuries vs Braves

Aug. 3, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets pulled infielders Jeff McNeil, Robinson Canó and Amed Rosario from a game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night due to injury. McNeil was scratched just before first pitch after experiencing lower back tightness during his pregame routine in the batting cage. The...

New York Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil bobbles a go-ahead RBI single by Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

McNeil scratched from Mets' lineup with back pain

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Jeff McNeil was a late scratch from the New York Mets' lineup Monday after experiencing lower back tightness while working out in the batting cage before a game against the Atlanta Braves. McNeil was set to make his first start of the year in left field after playing solely in the...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Braves beat Mets 4-0 for 5th win in row; Cespedes opts out

Aug. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row, beating the Mets 4-0 Sunday and blanking a New York lineup that found out late that slugger Yoenis Céspedes had opted out of playing any more this season. Wright pitched scoreless...

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. follows through on an RBI double during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

Aug. 1, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. shook off a slow start by driving in two runs with two hits, including his first homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Michael Wacha and the New York Mets 7-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. The Mets have lost four straight, including the first two games...

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...