Fried, Braves to take on Bieber, Indians on Sunday
Atlanta Braves (10-10, third in the NL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (12-8, second in the NL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Max Fried (2-0, 0.92 ERA,...
Arizona plays Atlanta after Greinke’s strong outing
Arizona Diamondbacks (7-9, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (9-6, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (0-1, 3.52...
ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint was glad to skip his scheduled start at Triple-A Gwinnett.
He made the 30-minute drive over to SunTrust Park and saved the big league club's bullpen from...
Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1
DENVER (AP) — Freddie Freeman thought Max Fried was headed for a big season.
Looks like a solid prediction so far.
Fried pitched six effective innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a...
Acuna homers early, Braves hold off Rockies 8-6
DENVER (AP) — Julio Teheran's solid pitching early helped him get through a very rough patch, with a big assist from the Atlanta Braves' lineup.
ATLANTA (AP) — A healthy wrist helped Dansby Swanson keep up his resurgence that has added more punch to Atlanta's lineup.
Swanson hit a game-ending single against a five-man infield and the...
Roark roughed up in final spring tuneup for Reds
ATLANTA (AP) — Cincinnati right-hander Tanner Roark was roughed up for five quick runs in his final start before the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Reds 8-5 in an exhibition...
National League East capsules
Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dansby Swanson was 1 for 2 with a single and played three innings at shortstop in his first game for the Atlanta Braves since surgery on his left wrist last Nov....
McCann catches for Braves for 1st time in 5 years
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Brian McCann left Atlanta five years ago as a full-time catcher.
After three years with the New York Yankees and two with the Houston Astros, the 35-year-old McCann...
Miller, Boxberger, Owings let go by Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Right-handers Shelby Miller and Brad Boxberger became free agents along with utility player Chris Owings when the Arizona Diamondbacks failed to offer 2019 contracts Friday.
Miller was limited to 29 games in three seasons due to injuries after being acquired in a trade that sent shortstop Dansby Swanson to Atlanta. A former NL All-Star, Miller went 0-4 with a 10.69 ERA in five games last season. He earned $4.9 million after winning in salary arbitration.
Swanson has wrist surgery, to be ready for spring training
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training following surgery on his left wrist.
The Braves said Wednesday Swanson had a procedure on Monday to remove a "loose body" in the wrist.
Braves’ Swanson, Dodgers’ Stripling off NLDS rosters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Injured shortstop Dansby Swanson didn't make the Atlanta Braves' roster for the National League Division Series. His replacement is Charlie Culberson, someone familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Braves announced their roster Thursday, hours before the start of Game 1.
Dansby Swanson may be longshot for Braves’ NLDS roster
ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson did not participate in the Atlanta Braves' light workout Tuesday and appears to be a longshot to make the team's roster for its NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Teheran sharp in playoff audition, Braves fall to Mets 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Julio Teheran delivered a final pitch, watched the shortstop drift back to make a nice catch and walked off the mound clapping his right hand and glove together.
After the game, Braves manager Brian Snitker applauded Teheran, too.
Teheran looked sharp in his last audition to become part of Atlanta's playoff rotation, throwing two-hit ball for six innings Thursday night in a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets.
"That's the way I wanted to finish the regular season," Teheran said.
Braves SS Swanson torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it's unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions.
Swanson traveled from New York to Atlanta on Wednesday to get his wrist and hand examined by team doctors. He will undergo treatment while missing the rest of the regular season, which ends Sunday.
NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight
NEW YORK (AP) — With the playoffs around the corner and the Atlanta Braves rolling along, the last thing the NL East champions need is an injury to their starting shortstop.
Swanson saves Braves in 10th for 5-4 win over Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — The series between National League playoff hopefuls Atlanta and Arizona has been a wild ride, and Saturday night's ending might have topped them all.
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop on the outfield grass and cut down Nick Ahmed at home plate for the final out to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 victory in 10 innings.
"He just gave every last bit of energy he had and obviously won the game for us," Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Braves beat Diamondbacks 7-6 on wild pitch in 10th inning
PHOENIX (AP) — Ahead all night, the Atlanta Braves watched a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning. A day after losing to Boston on a two-run homer in the ninth, they could have folded.
Instead, the Braves found a way to scratch out a victory and increase their NL East lead.
Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano's wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Braves recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday.
Braves rally for 4 runs in 8th, beat Pirates 5-3
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman is delighted to have the Atlanta Braves in first place to begin the final month of the regular season.
It sure beats the drudgery of losing at least 90 games in each of the last three years.
"When you go to spring training every year, that's all you can ask for, and here we are playing meaningful games with a three-game lead," he said. "That's what we want to be playing for. It's a lot of fun."
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Swanson, Gausman carry Braves over Pirates 6-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Gausman has enjoyed transitioning to his new team. Dansby Swanson helped make it all the more pleasant Tuesday night.
Gausman breezed through eight innings, Swanson had two homers and four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1.
Swanson fills void after Acuna’s exit as Braves top Marlins
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves and their manager had plenty of reasons to be unhappy even after completing their first four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins since 2006.
Seeing slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had been on a home-run streak, hit by Jose Urena's first pitch led to two melees on the field and more unrest in the clubhouse.
Acuna hits another leadoff homer, Braves beat Marlins 10-6
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and later adding a three-run drive to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Tuesday night.
Acuna still sizzling, homers twice in Braves’ 10-6 win
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. had a case of jitters before he stepped in the batter's box for the first time Tuesday night.
He had homered in the leadoff spot twice in a doubleheader the day before, so even Acuna wondered if it could happen again.
"I wasn't sure I'd be able to hit another home run like that," he said through a translator. "At first I laughed a lot, but then I got nervous again."
Albies’ homer in 7th lifts Braves past Brewers 8-7
ATLANTA (AP) — As he watched hitter after hitter reach base for Milwaukee, Brian Snitker felt like his Braves were always behind.
Instead, Atlanta stayed close despite being outhit 19-9 and took advantage of Ozzie Albies' tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to beat the Brewers 8-7 on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb apologized to his teammates on Monday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager.
Newcomb's apology was delivered in a meeting attended by players, coaches, manager Brian Snitker and Atlanta staff.
Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson said players accepted the apology. Each said tweets made public on Sunday did not represent Newcomb's actions on the team.
ATLANTA (AP) — With closer Arodys Vizcaino on the disabled list, the Braves found strong relief elsewhere.
Four relievers combined to allow one hit in four scoreless innings, giving Atlanta's bullpen an important lift as the Braves beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday for their first win over the Orioles in six years.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Freddie Freeman was a triple shy of the cycle when Atlanta manager Brian Snitker took out his first baseman because the Braves were beating the San Diego Padres so badly.
Freeman was OK with the move, because otherwise he would have faced Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg, who pitched the ninth inning of the Braves' 14-1 blowout win.
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Culberson can't really explain how he keeps homering as a pinch-hitter.
He's a career utility man with just eight career homers, but there's power hidden somewhere in his bat.
"I don't really know what to say — right place, right time," he said. "Things just kind of work out. It doesn't get old. It's a lot of fun."
Culberson hit a game-ending, two-run homer to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz had everything working so well that he was ready to keep pitching after the game ended.
Foltynewicz pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Dansby Swanson broke the game open with a three-run homer in the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Friday night.
"I'm just very energized still," Foltynewicz said with a big smile. "I feel I can go back and at least get one more. Great crowd. Great energy."
ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around.
"Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning."
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has been reinstated from the disabled list and is in the lineup batting eighth for Saturday's game against Miami.
Swanson missed 13 games with left wrist inflammation. He hit just .146 in 41 at-bats before winching in an at-bat and getting removed from a game at New York.
Swanson, the 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick, started the season strong and is hitting .289 with two homers and 15 RBIs overall.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves with left wrist inflammation.
Swanson was removed from Wednesday's game at the New York Mets in the sixth inning and did not play in Thursday's trip finale. He is hitting .298 with two homers and 13 RBIs but just .171 in his last 35 at-bats.
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson will sit out Thursday's game against the New York Mets, a day after being lifted with a sore left wrist.
Swanson felt discomfort during the second of his two strikeouts Wednesday night and was replaced by Johan Camargo in the field for the sixth inning in a 7-0 win against the Mets.
Braves manager Brian Snitker removed Swanson as a precaution.
Braves rally past Familia, Mets for 4-3 win
ATLANTA (AP) — A pair of perfectly placed ground balls helped the Atlanta Braves pull off an unexpected win over the New York Mets.
Johan Camargo tripled home the tying run, then scored on Ender Inciarte's bunt single as the Atlanta Braves scored twice in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia to beat New York 4-3 Saturday night.