Rickard’s RBI double in 11th lifts Rays past Orioles 6-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joey Rickard had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles needed all of them to beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde gets 1st ejection
BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore Orioles rookie manager Brandon Hyde was ejected for the first time, tossed in the fifth inning Monday against the Boston Red Sox.
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.
Braves release 3B Garcia so he can play in South Korea
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have released third baseman Adonis Garcia so he can play overseas.
The team says on Twitter that Garcia has a "desire to play in South Korea for the 2018 season."
Adams’ 11th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins 10-8
ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Yelich didn't care about the Washington Nationals' NL East title. He was more concerned with another Miami last at-bat loss.
"As a team, I think you need to look within yourself and say, 'Where does it stop?' " Yelich said. "You can't make excuses. We didn't do our job. We didn't make the plays or get the hits when we needed to. That's on us."
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger.
The Braves announced Wednesday that Garcia had the procedure Monday in Atlanta.
The 32-year-old Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 7. He hurt his hand on a swing. He is hitting .247 with four home runs and 16 RBIs.
ATLANTA (AP) — The grounder up the middle looked like a routine single to everyone except Dansby Swanson.
The rookie was thinking two bags all the way.
Swanson reached on his hustle double, then dashed home on a single by pinch-hitter Rio Ruiz in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 3-2 Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's lineup hasn't looked power-deprived without injured star Freddie Freeman in two wins over the NL East-leading Nationals.
A strong showing by rookie third baseman Rio Ruiz helped to fill the power void against Max Scherzer, and the Braves have more reason to be confident following a trade for Matt Adams.