Washington Nationals (51-45, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (59-40, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Anibal Sanchez (5-6,...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Riley watched from the on-deck circle as Nick Markakis drove Seth Lugo's fastball for a tying homer. The Braves rookie had a hunch what might come next.
Philadelphia visits Atlanta in division matchup
Philadelphia Phillies (39-31, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (41-30, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will host Philadelphia in a...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier.
"There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact.
The power-hitting left fielder just didn't know whether he'd get the...
Braves recall Minter, put him back in closer’s mix
ATLANTA (AP) — A.J. Minter is back with the Atlanta Braves after a five-week stay at Triple-A Gwinnett, getting a chance to reclaim the job he lost as closer.
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 Braves (26-23, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (21-26, fifth in the NL West)
Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik was fairly calm in the midst of his eight-pitch battle with Atlanta closer Luke Jackson. A pair of stolen bases earlier in the ninth inning, including one by...
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...
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman marveled at Austin Riley's continued hot start and then showed the new kid how to end a game with flair.
Freeman led off the 10th inning with a home run into...
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.
PHOENIX (AP) — After playing 13 innings on the road the day before, a long game with a taxed bullpen was about the last thing the Arizona Diamondbacks wanted Thursday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Luke Jackson provided big lifts for the Atlanta Braves, who needed reminders of how to win at home and how to protect a lead.
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,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted Atlanta's five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a...
Rockies score 3 in 9th, LeMahieu HR in 10th tops Braves 5-3
ATLANTA (AP) — After four at-bats, DJ LeMahieu was still looking for his first hit and felt he hadn't made good contact.
He was just saving his best swing for extra innings.
The Colorado Rockies struck for three runs with two outs in the ninth inning before LeMahieu homered over the center field wall in the 10th Saturday night in a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
LeMahieu's drive off Luke Jackson cleared the 400-foot mark — the deepest part of the park.
Puig, Wood power Dodgers past Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — It didn't Yasiel Puig too long to get his home run swing back.
"I'm so happy to be back with the team and help the team win today and do something with the bat," he said. "Today I helped do something in the game and I feel good. I thank God for bringing me back at 100 percent."
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.
Braves acquire OF Preston Tucker from Astros
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Preston Tucker from the Houston Astros for a player to be named or cash.
Tucker hit .250 with 24 homers and drove in 96 runs for Triple-A Fresno last season. He hit .243 with 13 homers as a rookie with the Astros in 2015 but hit only .164 in 48 games with Houston in 2016.
Tulane football keeps bowl game dreams alive with 20-17 win over Houston
Tulane's bowl game dreams are still alive after the Green Wave held off Houston for a 20-17 win at Yulman Stadium Saturday during Senior Day.
Tulane (6-6, 4-4) took the lead late in the fourth quarter after quarterback Jonathan Banks connected with receiver Terren Encalade on a 64-yard touchdown pass.
The score came with a little more than six minutes left in the game and less than 40 seconds after Houston's D'Eriq King gave the Cougars a 17-13 lead off a 16-yard run.
Banks, Encalade have career games, Tulane tops Houston 20-17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Banks threw for a career-high 251 yards and Terren Encalade caught a career-long 64-yard go-ahead touchdown with 6:13 left to help Tulane beat Houston 20-17 on Saturday night.
A feel-good story at Tulane: Luke Jackson becomes a starter four years after overcoming cancer
It took one snap against Grambling for Tulane fifth-year senior linebacker Luke Jackson to morph from a feel-good off-the-field story to a real factor on it.
Nearly four years after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, he started for the first time in his career and pressured quarterback DeVante Kincade into a desperate dump-off right away.
Jackson has not only beaten cancer. He’s ready to beat opponents on a weekly basis.
Braves activate pitchers Luke Jackson, Ian Krol from DL
CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have activated pitchers Luke Jackson and Ian Krol from the 10-day disabled list.
Jackson had been sidelined by a right shoulder strain. Krol is coming back from a left oblique strain.
Atlanta also recalled left-handers Rex Brothers and Max Fried and infielder Rio Ruiz from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Catcher Tony Sanchez also was promoted to the major league club, and infielder Micah Johnson was designated for assignment.
Kemp returns from hamstring injury following 19-game absence
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves left fielder Matt Kemp is the lineup batting cleanup after getting reinstated from the disabled list.
Kemp missed 19 games with a right hamstring strain and was sidelined for nine games with the same injury in April. He was cleared to play Saturday against Cincinnati after passing a series of tests over the last few days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor drove in three runs with a home run and a triple, and Corey Seager and Chase Utley hit solo home runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander Enrique Burgos from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
The 26-year-old Burgos was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks this week after posting a 6.23 ERA at Triple-A Reno this season.
Braves and Rangers complete swap of 3 young pitchers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves have completed a trade involving three young pitchers.
AL West champion Texas on Thursday acquired right-hander Tyrell Jenkins and minor league left-hander Brady Feigl from the Braves in exchange for right-hander Luke Jackson.
Jenkins, a 24-year-old who made his major league debut with 14 appearances for the Braves last season, was put on the Rangers' 40-man roster.