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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...

Freeman fittingly pockets last out for Braves in WS clincher

Nov. 03, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman thrust both arms in the air, let out a scream, and tucked the baseball into his back pocket. A moment later, he was in the middle of the celebration, swarmed by his Atlanta Braves teammates. Fittingly, it was their longtime star first...

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...

Fried finds footing in WS clincher for Braves after stomp

Nov. 03, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Fried found his footing on the mound for the Atlanta Braves after getting stepped on early in Game 6 of the World Series. The young left-hander looked like an ace again, and the Braves clinched their first championship since 1995, which came only a...

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...

Correa, Astros rally past Braves 9-5, cut WS deficit to 3-2

Nov. 01, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just in time, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros broke out the bats. Because if they had waited any longer, this World Series would’ve been over. Staggered by Adam Duvall’s grand slam in the first inning, Correa and Alex Bregman...

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...

Start me up: Lee makes 1st big league start in World Series

Oct. 31, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dylan Lee walked into the Atlanta Braves clubhouse about 2 p.m. on Saturday and was called into manager Brian Snitker's office. The 27-year-old left-hander was told he was making his first major league start six hours later. In the...

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...

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...