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Suárez, Eflin, Alvarado help Phillies shut out Braves

Sep. 22, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suárez pitched six sparkling innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies continued their push toward the club's first playoff berth in a decade with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Matt Vierling knocked in the only run in the game...

Meneses' 8th-inning HR snaps Braves' 5-game winning streak

Sep. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker wants the Atlanta Braves to pay closer attention when they're running the bases. A fifth straight postseason awaits the defending World Series champions, and the Atlanta manager knows the team can't afford to make mistakes on the basepaths. ...

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...

Acuña homers in 6-run 8th, Braves beat Phillies 7-2

Sep. 16, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — William Contreras hopes Ronald Acuña Jr. is starting to hit his stride, even if it's mid-September after being slowed by knee soreness most of the year. “We're talking about the best player in the league and thank God he's on our team," Contreras said via a...

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...

Rodriguez, Suarez 2 HRs each, connect in 9th, M's top Braves

Sep. 11, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After the Seattle Mariners gave up five runs in the top of the ninth to trail by a run, it was rookie Julio Rodriguez who came into the dugout fired up and rallying his teammates. Rodriguez led by example as well, hitting his second home run of the game to tie the...

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...

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...

Gorman homers, drives in 2, as Cardinals beat Nationals 4-1

Sep. 07, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Gorman broke out of a slump with a homer and a pair of RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night. Gorman said time spent with hitting coach Jeff Albert helped him after the rookie had just one hit in his previous 12...