Harper’s slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race
Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble.
Braves sign Hechavarría to fill void at shortstop
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed Adeiny Hechavarría to fill a void at shortstop with Dansby Swanson still injured and Johan Camargo heading to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves’ Riley won’t need surgery, Swanson still rehabbing
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley is feeling a whole lot better.
Dansby Swanson? Not so much.
Riley, the slugging rookie for the Atlanta Braves, will not need surgery on his injured right...
Braves acquire reliever Chris Martin from Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves have gotten some bullpen help, acquiring hard-throwing reliever Chris Martin from the Texas Rangers for former first-round draft pick...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing two injured regulars, the Atlanta Braves came out swinging.
Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam, Ronald Acuña Jr., Ender Inciarte and Adam Duvall also homered and...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves placed right fielder Nick Markakis and infielder Dansby Swanson on the 10-day injured list before Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia...
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson finally took his turn on the Atlanta Braves' list of game-ending heroes.
Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and All-Star rookie Mike Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision for the Atlanta Braves,...
ATLANTA (AP) — Home runs have created separation between two contenders in the NL East.
The Braves keep hitting homers and stretching their division lead. The Phillies keep giving up long...
Philadelphia visits Atlanta in division matchup
Philadelphia Phillies (44-40, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (50-35, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (6-2, 4.22...
CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel got a little help settling in at Wrigley Field.
Kimbrel dodged trouble for a save in his season debut when new teammate Anthony Rizzo dived into first base for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have had enough rallies to know they are rarely out of a game. The Washington Nationals' beleaguered bullpen has struggled enough that few leads seem...
ATLANTA (AP) — This is why Brian McCann came back to play for his hometown Atlanta Braves, to deliver with his bat in a big spot.
"That was one of the best moments I've ever had," McCann...
Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (38-29, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta enters the game as winners of...
ATLANTA (AP) — Don't ask Dansby Swanson how many homers he can hit this season.
The Braves shortstop insists he isn't keeping count.
Swanson homered, drove in three runs and scored the...
Detroit Tigers (22-33, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (31-27, second in the AL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matthew Boyd (5-4, 2.85 ERA,...
Atlanta Braves (29-23, second in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (25-25, fourth in the NL Central)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little lineup tweak is working out quite well for Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves.
Swanson homered twice and Freddie Freeman also connected, helping Mike Foltynewicz...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried has received more run support this season than any other pitcher in the National League. Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman — with some...
ATLANTA (AP) — The return of Ronald Acuña Jr. to the leadoff spot has helped to spark Atlanta's offense.
PHOENIX (AP) — Atlanta has a found lineup it can win with.
Brian McCann homered over the swimming pool behind the right-field wall, every regular had a hit, and the Braves beat the Arizona...
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried has emerged as a force in Atlanta's rotation, in part because he doesn't issue many walks.
The same strength helped Josh Tomlin preserve Fried's latest...
Hernandez Ks 3 with bases loaded, Reds beat Braves 4-2
CINCINNATI (AP) — With Cincinnati Reds clinging to a lead, David Hernandez came in and shut down the Atlanta Braves.
The Reds' reliever struck out three straight Braves with the bases loaded...
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."
FANTASY PLAYS: Power and streamers available in baseball
As fantasy baseball nears its playoff stretch, some players are available that can help you push the power totals.
It's also a good week to stream starters given some of the matchups.
PLAYERS TO PICK UP
KENDRYS MORALES, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays (24 percent owned in CBSSports.com leagues) — The veteran slugger has been on a power surge recently. Over the past two weeks he's batting .358 with five home runs and 10 RBIs.
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.