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Freddie Watch: Freeman top priority for champion Braves

Nov. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A celebration 26 years in the making was still going strong when a jarring dose of reality hit the Braves. Has Freddie Freeman, the face of the franchise for the past decade, played his last game in an Atlanta uniform? “Did I think...

Hammerin' Braves rout Astros to win 1st WS crown since 1995

Nov. 03, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out...

The Latest: Braves win first World Series title since 1995

Nov. 02, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6. Jorge Soler hit his...

Rookie goes from watching World Series to starting Game 5

Nov. 01, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tucker Davidson was in bed Sunday morning when his phone rang with Braves manager Brian Snitker on the line. Five days after watching the World Series opener from a hotel room about 700 miles from the ballpark, the Atlanta prospect was going to start Game...

The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win

Nov. 01, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single...

Unlikely hero, 2 HRs carry Braves to brink of Series title

Oct. 31, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — This Atlanta Braves team couldn't have picked a more fitting way to move to the brink of a World Series championship. A pitcher who spent most of the year in the minors kept 'em in it. A slugger who came in a flurry of trades won it...

Astros a big zero in key spots, one loss from WS elimination

Oct. 31, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Time and time again, the Houston Astros clogged the bases. So much traffic early, it looked like the notorious congestion on the Downtown Connecter that drives Atlanta commuters crazy. Only for the Astros, hardly anyone ever got home....

The Latest: Braves take 3-1 series lead with Game 4 win

Oct. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): Dansby Swanson and pinch-hitter Jorge Soler hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, propelling the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros and a three games to one lead in...

Braves throw 2-hitter, blank Astros 2-0 for 2-1 Series lead

Oct. 30, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ian Anderson had pitched five no-hit innings when Brian Snitker walked up to the 23-year-old and said, “That's it.” “Are you sure? Are you sure?” the rookie right-hander asked. “I'm going with my gut right here,” the...

Mr. Clutch: Riley comes up big again, Braves win Game 3

Oct. 30, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley keeps coming up with one clutch hit after another on baseball’s biggest stage. Riley drove in the first run of the Braves' 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series on a damp Friday night in...