Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away.
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 are getting contributions from almost everyone on the roster, playing all three facets of the game at a high level and riding a hot streak that's been...
ATLANTA (AP) — Pittsburgh right-hander Joe Musgrove and Atlanta third baseman Josh Donaldson have been ejected for triggering a benches-clearing confrontation.
Braves CF Inciarte leaves game with hamstring injury
ATLANTA (AP) — Ender Inciarte has left the Atlanta Braves' game against the San Diego Padres with tightness in his right hamstring.
The Braves said the decision to remove Inciarte was...
Walker homers leading off 9th, D-Backs beat Braves 9-6
ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried turned in another strong start for the Braves.
Then he turned it over to the bullpen — and it all fell apart for Atlanta.
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...
ATLANTA (AP) — Only five games into the season, the Chicago Cubs may already be pressing — especially when it's time to turn to their bullpen.
Braves INF Rio Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.
The 24-year-old Ruiz played sparingly with the Braves the last three seasons and had little future with the team after the emergence of Johan Camargo and the signing of free agent Josh Donaldson.
Ruiz played a total of 72 games with Atlanta, hitting .189 with four homers and 21 RBIs. He spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Gwinnett, where he batted .269 with nine homers and 72 RBIs.
A capsule look at the Braves-Dodgers playoff series
A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Los Angeles, 8:37 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Friday, at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Sunday, at Atlanta, 8:07 p.m. (FS1); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 8, at Atlanta, TBA; x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Los Angeles, TBA.
Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are savoring their turnaround.
Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday night.
Braves move to brink of division title, beat Phillies 6-5
ATLANTA (AP) — The Baby Braves are all grown up.
It's almost time to celebrate.
With another gutty performance that pushed Atlanta to the brink of its first NL East title since 2013, the Braves bounced back from Ronald Acuna Jr.'s defensive blunder with a five-run seventh inning that carried them past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday night.
Polanco snaps tie in eighth as Pirates beat Braves 3-2
ATLANTA (AP) — Jameson Taillon extended the Atlanta Braves' home struggles, leaving the NL East tight entering the final month of the season.
Gregory Polanco's eighth-inning single drove in Adam Frazier with the tiebreaking run, Taillon allowed only two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates recovered after blowing a two-run lead to beat the Braves 3-2 on Friday night.
Gausman, Inciarte power Braves past Brewers
ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman loves pitching in a pennant race.
The games have meaning, and the fans are engaged. That was hardly the case before the Atlanta Braves acquired him from Baltimore.
"As a player to come into it, it's exciting," Gausman said. "I could tell from the first day I got here that these guys are the real deal. They want to win, not just now but in the future."
Atlanta 5-0 vs Mets’ deGrom despite 4 runs in 33 innings
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta has four runs in 33 innings against Jacob deGrom this season and is 5-0 against him.
"He knows that those guys are out there trying to score runs for him every night and it's just not happening," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the Braves beat deGrom and the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three pitches in, Ronald Acuna Jr. was off and running.
Acuna led off with his first big league triple and reached three times, Johan Camargo hit a two-run double in a three-run third inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to four.
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb came within one strike of pitching the first no-hitter by the Atlanta Braves since 1994, denied when Chris Taylor sharply singled in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Newcomb had a 2-2 count with two outs in the ninth inning when Taylor hit a hard grounder beyond the reach of diving third baseman Johan Camargo. That came on the career-high 134th and final pitch by the 25-year-old lefty.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb has lost his no-hit try with two outs in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Newcomb was one strike away when Chris Taylor singled sharply past diving third baseman Johan Camargo on a 2-2 pitch.
Newcomb threw 134 pitches. He was pulled after the hit with the Braves ahead 4-0.
NEW YORK (AP) — This time, the short porch at Yankee Stadium ended up hurting the home team.
Even with one of baseball's tallest players posted at the wall.
Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that nicked the glove of a leaping Aaron Judge in right field, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Yankees 5-3 on Monday in a matchup between the top teams in each league entering the night.
TORONTO (AP) — Johan Camargo came up big from the bottom of the Atlanta Braves' lineup.
The No. 9 batter hit his first career grand slam and went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and the Braves beat the Blue Jays 11-4 on Tuesday night to snap Toronto's home winning streak at seven games.
The bottom four hitters in Atlanta's lineup, DH Kurt Suzuki, outfielders Charlie Culberson and Ender Inciarte, and third baseman Camargo, went 11 for 18 with five doubles and two home runs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers starter Walker Buehler has been pulled from a start with rib soreness, another blow to an injury-depleted Los Angeles pitching staff.
The Dodgers announced Buehler's injury Friday night. Buehler was perfect through four innings against the Atlanta Braves and still cruising with one out in the sixth when manager Dave Roberts and trainer Nathan Lucero went to the mound. After a lengthy discussion, Buehler was pulled. He didn't show any obvious signs of injury.
ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer singled as a pinch hitter in the 14th inning and scored the tiebreaking run on Wilmer Difo's triple, sparking Washington to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
ATLANTA (AP) — For both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, this felt so familiar.
Another stunning, walk-off win for the Braves.
Another excruciating day for a Mets team that seems downright cursed.
Johan Camargo homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to give Atlanta a 7-6 win over the Mets, who squandered a pair of four-run leads and lost two more pitchers to injuries.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.
General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami. Camargo, a switch-hitter, will play every day.
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb couldn't summon the usual bite on his fastball, so he decided to just settle in and pitch.
"I didn't have my best stuff all around, I'd say, but I was able to get some fastballs in the zone, make other things work a little bit, get some weak contact," he said. "That's all I was trying to do."
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo was placed on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a bone bruise in his knee while jogging onto the field before Tuesday night's game.
Rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
Camargo was taking the field when his right knee appeared to lock as he tried to avoid stepping on the first-base chalk line. He fell to the ground and needed help off the field.
Braves player trips jogging over chalk line, hurts knee
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a bone bruise in his right knee while jogging onto the field before Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Camargo was taking the field when his right knee appeared to lock as he reached down to grab a handful of dirt or touch the chalk on the first-base line. He fell to the ground on the infield grass.
The diagnosis was made following an MRI. The Braves initially said the injury was a hyperextended knee.
Maeda pitches Dodgers past Braves 3-2 for 9th straight
ATLANTA (AP) — Yu Darvish is making an impact for the Los Angeles Dodgers before even joining the team.
Kenta Maeda allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings Tuesday night, leading the streaking Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 for their ninth straight win.
After the game, Maeda acknowledged he believed he needed to protect his spot in a crowded rotation.
Suzuki’s 2 HRs help Braves’ Foltynewicz win again
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz began the season as Atlanta's No. 5 starter. He sure looks like No. 1 now.
The 25-year-old right-hander went six strong innings to win again, Kurt Suzuki homered twice and the Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Tuesday night.