ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have activated left-handed reliever Jonny Venters from the injured list and sent former closer A.J. Minter to Triple-A Gwinnett.
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The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery.
Newcomb sent down, Vizcaino injured again for Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' pitching staff has taken a couple of hits with starter Sean Newcomb sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett and closer Arodys Vizcaino put on the injured...
Toussaint among young candidates for spot in Braves rotation
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino has help for anyone confused by the team's long list of young starting pitchers, including several who had Atlanta auditions in 2018.
Vizcaino, Braves hold off Dodgers 6-5, NLDS deficit now 2-1
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman put the Atlanta Braves ahead, then watched from first base as they almost give away the lead — and possibly their whole season.
"My heart's still pounding," he said, moments after the last out. "That's how we've been all year."
Reliever Arodys Vizcaino escaped his own jam in a nervy ninth inning and the Braves stopped the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Sunday night, avoiding a sweep and cutting their deficit in the NL Division Series to 2-1.
Braves clinch NL East crown; Yankees claim AL wild card spot
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves surged back into the playoffs.
Braves reach $3.4 million deal with Vizcaino for 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year, $3.4 million deal with reliever Arodys Vizcaino, avoiding arbitration.
The Braves also avoided arbitration with two other players, reaching one-year agreements with right-handers Sam Freeman ($1,075,000) and Dan Winkler ($610,000).
Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz remains eligible for arbitration. He's asking for $2.3 million, and the team is offering $2.2 million.
Stanton ends with 59 HRs, Braves beat Marlins 8-5
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hoisted his bat to the crowd after his final swing of the season, then came out for a curtain call before disappearing into a sea of dugout embraces with teammates.
The Miami Marlins lost, and that was of minimal importance to those who stuck around to the end to cheer baseball's best slugger this season.
Nationals rally for 6 runs in 8th to beat Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Manager Dusty Baker was hardly surprised that the heart of the Nationals' order took so many pitches in the eighth inning.
"It's easy to be patient when they're not near the strike zone," he said. "We capitalized on it. You're going to get hits after that."
Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in the six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and Washington beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Blackmon homers in 9th to break tie, Rockies hold off Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Story felt some relief after doubling in two runs in the fifth inning, especially since the Colorado Rockies have been struggling at the plate for most of the month.
"We've put ourselves in good spots, but just haven't gotten big hits or gotten the job done," Story said. "It was good to do that for sure."
ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers connected for a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves stopped the Dodgers' nine-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Flowers' shot off Pedro Baez (3-2) helped Atlanta stop the Dodgers' major league-record streak of 53 straight wins when leading at any point of a game. The Dodgers were ahead 1-0 and 3-2.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Phillips is swinging a big bat at home in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.
Phillips drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Matt Adams had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Saturday.
"For myself, my first walk-off win as a Brave, it really means a lot, playing in front of my family and friends," he said. "It just shows our grind as a team. We're never out of any game."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez has become an unlikely power hitter.
Hernandez, Aaron Altherr and Odubel Herrera hit consecutive homers in the eighth, Zach Eflin threw seven sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Matt Kemp went deep for the Braves, who have lost six in a row after winning five straight.
Braves agree to deals with relievers Vizcaino, Krol
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with relief pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Ian Krol on Friday.
Vizcaino received $1.55 million, while Krol settled for $900,000.
The 26-year-old Vizcaino was Atlanta's closer over the first half of 2016, but injuries limited the hard-throwing right-hander to just five appearances after the All-Star break. He finished 1-4 with 10 saves and a 4.42 ERA.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis has quite a knack for clutch hits.
Galvis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Despite a .221 average, Galvis leads the team with eight game-winning RBIs.
"He gave me a good pitch to hit, and I was just trying to put the ball in play, got a good swing and hit the homer," Galvis said. "Sometimes you are down a little bit on...