Baby Braves blanked in Atlanta’s 1st playoff game since 2013

Baseball 10/05/18, 00:29

Rather than pop, Ronald Acuna Jr. started the game with a popup. The big-hitting rookie never got into the swing at Dodger Stadium, and neither did the rest of the Atlanta Braves.Hoping to break loose in their first postseason appearance since 2013, the Braves instead were blanked on six singles ...

Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves

Baseball 10/02/18, 21:56

Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, 2.85 ERA) is scheduled to pitch the ...

NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:01

Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.All they need is an NL West champion to play.Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Syndergaard gets 1st shutout, Mets top Marlins 1-0 in finale

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:58

Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one.Powered by dominant pitching.Syndergaard threw his first major league shutout and the Mets wrapped up a frustrating 2018 campaign Sunday with their second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins."I ...

Nola, Hernandez lead Phillies past Braves 3-0

Baseball 09/29/18, 22:12

Aaron Nola pitched seven shutout innings and Cesar Hernandez had a two-run single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a nine-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.Nola (17-6) was stellar in his final start of the season, allowing two ...

Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:15

Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday night.The NL East champion Braves improved to 90-70, coming off three straight seasons of at least ...

Teheran sharp in playoff audition, Braves fall to Mets 4-1

New York 09/27/18, 22:02

Julio Teheran looked sharp in his last audition to become part of Atlanta's playoff rotation, pitching two-hit ball for six innings Thursday night in the Braves' 4-1 loss to the New York Mets.The NL East champion Braves didn't start first baseman Freddie Freeman and center fielder Ender Inciarte, and they ...

DeGrom makes pitch for Cy Young, Mets blank Braves 3-0

Sports 09/26/18, 22:00

Jacob deGrom was dominant in what likely was his final pitch for the NL Cy Young Award, throwing eight stellar innings and leaving with a major league-best 1.70 ERA as the New York Mets blanked the Atlanta Braves 3-0 Thursday night.DeGrom (10-9) made his final regular-season start, striking out 10 ...

Braves SS Swanson torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear

Baseball 09/26/18, 19:22

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 ...

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

Baseball 09/25/18, 23:43

Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson exited early with a sore left hand, and ...

Mets assistant GM: Callaway expected back next year

Baseball 09/25/18, 19:28

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco says he fully anticipates rookie skipper Mickey Callaway coming back next year despite New York's disappointing season.Ricco might not be the one making that call, though. He has been running baseball operations along with special assistants J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya since GM Sandy ...

Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

New York 09/25/18, 18:25

David Wright has been reinstated from the disabled list and added to the New York Mets' active roster for the first time since June 3, 2016.After a long road back from a string of injuries, the 35-year-old team captain will be eligible off the bench Tuesday night against NL East ...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sports 09/22/18, 16:11

The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, and Ender Inciarte (11) celebrate after scoring on a ...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

Sports 09/22/18, 03:50

A look at what's happening around the majors today:BRAVES BASH?The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the ...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager

Football 09/20/18, 18:35

Derek Jeter is signaling that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager, providing dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season.When asked about Mattingly returning in 2019, ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

Football 09/20/18, 01:34

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:BUBBLY ON ICENew York Yankees' Luke Voit applauds after hitting a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)For the third ...

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