All-Star Lindor cherishing return to Indians after injuries

Sports 04/20/19, 14:15

Francisco Lindor missed all the little moments. The big ones, too. "Every pitch. Every out. Every celebration after every win," the Indians All-Star shortstop said. "It was everything equally." Sidelined for the season's first 18 games, Lindor was activated from the injury list Saturday before a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. Lindor ...

Santana becomes US citizen before Braves, Indians postponed

Baseball 04/19/19, 15:00

Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana's joyful smile.The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with pride."Thanks, Cleveland, for giving me an opportunity," ...

Walker’s 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1

Baseball 04/18/19, 14:48

Christian Walker continued his remarkable late-innings production with a two-run homer in the seventh, Luke Weaver got Arizona off to a good start and the Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Walker, who struck out in his first three at-bats against Braves starter Mike ...

Jones’ bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Baseball 04/17/19, 22:13

Adam Jones worked a bases-loaded walk against Jesse Biddle in the 10th inning and also homered, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.Biddle (0-1) filled the bases and then walked Jones on six pitches. Jones also homered in the fourth inning and scored the tying ...

Teheran outduels deGrom, Donaldson powers Braves past Mets

Sports 04/14/19, 22:32

Julio Teheran outpitched Jacob deGrom, Josh Donaldson and Nick Markakis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Sunday night.Teheran improved to 10-7 with a 2.35 ERA in 26 career games against the Mets. He gave up one run and six hits in six innings.It was ...

Newcomb sent down, Vizcaino injured again for Braves

Baseball 04/14/19, 17:04

The Atlanta Braves' pitching staff has taken a couple of hits with starter Sean Newcomb sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett and closer Arodys Vizcaino put on the injured list.Newcomb, a fixture in the rotation since June 2017, couldn't hold a 4-0 lead in the Braves' win Saturday over the New ...

Freeman, Acuna, Swanson power Braves past Mets

Baseball 04/13/19, 22:04

Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead RBI single in the second inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. had his fifth straight multihit game and the Atlanta Braves snapped the New York Mets' three-game winning streak with an 11-7 victory Saturday night.Dansby Swanson drove in three runs, while Acuña, Nick Markakis and Johan Camargo ...

Nimmo, McNeil back Wheeler in Mets’ win over Braves

Baseball 04/12/19, 21:44

Brandon Nimmo hit a two-run homer, Jeff McNeil added a two-run double and the New York Mets kept hitting even without Pete Alonso, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night.New York has scored six runs in six straight games and got there against Atlanta with the rookie Alonso, the ...

Splash! Rosario, Alonso power Mets to 6-3 win over Braves

Baseball 04/11/19, 22:08

Amed Rosario drove in a career-high four runs, rookie Pete Alonso rocketed his latest homer into a terrace fountain far beyond the center field fence and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Thursday night.Steven Matz pitched six effective innings to snap the longest streak of no-decisions ...

Ozzie Albies, Braves agree to $35M, 7-year contract

Baseball 04/11/19, 14:20

All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $35 million, seven-year contract, a deal that includes team options for 2026 and '27.The agreement announced Thursday supersedes a one-year contract signed last month that called for a $575,000 salary in the major leagues — $20,000 above ...

Braves-Rockies game postponed due to weather

Sports 04/10/19, 21:52

The Colorado Rockies can't seem to avoid losing a home game on their own. The weather spared them from possibly dropping their sixth in a row at Coors Field.The Rockies' game against the Atlanta Braves that was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because of a strong storm expected to hit ...

Update: Storm impacting flights, schools, even baseball

Baseball 04/10/19, 11:06

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):11:05 a.m.Flights, baseball and school classes are being canceled ahead of a looming spring blizzard in the Rockies.In this undated March 2019 photo provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding on Cloud's Lakota Solar Enterprises property on the Pine ...

Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1

Baseball 04/09/19, 23:25

Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, leading Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Tuesday night.Fried took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and carried that momentum into Denver. The left-hander allowed an unearned run and five hits ...

Acuna homers early, Braves hold off Rockies 8-6

Baseball 04/08/19, 23:17

Ronald Acuna Jr. homered, Dansby Swanson drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-6 Monday night for their first road win of the season.Nick Markakis added three hits and two RBIs for the Braves, swept in their season-opening trip to Philadelphia.Julio Teheran ...

Swanson, catcher’s interference call help Braves top Marlins

Baseball 04/07/19, 15:18

Dansby Swanson hit a game-ending single against a five-man infield and the Atlanta Braves, helped by a catcher's interference call, beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.Miami's Curtis Granderson tied it in the top of the ninth with a pinch-hit homer off Arodys Vizcaíno (1-0).Freddie Freeman led off Atlanta's ninth ...

Braves place McCann on IL, recall Jackson to make MLB debut

Baseball 04/07/19, 10:27

The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.Alex Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and is making his major league debut by starting in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.McCann strained his hamstring while running the bases in the fourth ...

Alfaro, Marlins snap Braves’ 4-game winning streak

Baseball 04/06/19, 22:17

Jorge Alfaro homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins stopped the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday night.Alfaro, a right-handed hitter, homered to the opposite field on both swings. His first long ball came off Braves starter Kyle ...

Gausman sharp in 2019 debut as Braves beat Marlins 4-0

Baseball 04/05/19, 21:07

Kevin Gausman allowed only two hits in seven innings, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Tyler Flowers homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Friday night.The Braves escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and won their fourth in a row. Miami has lost four straight, and nine ...

Fried shines as Braves complete 3-game sweep of Cubs, 9-4

Baseball 04/04/19, 21:55

Max Fried took a perfect game into the sixth inning, Nick Markakis drive in five runs with five hits and the Atlanta Braves beat Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.The Cubs have lost five straight and are 1-5 for the first ...

Camargo, Braves rally in 8th against shaky Cubs’ bullpen

Baseball 04/03/19, 22:08

Johan Camargo hit a go-ahead, three-run double as the Atlanta Braves took advantage of five walks by Cubs relievers in the eighth inning to beat Chicago 6-4 on Wednesday night.Willson Contreras gave Chicago the lead with a long, two-run homer in the sixth. But the Cubs' much-criticized bullpen went wild ...

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