Albies homer, Puig error add up to 3-1 Braves win over Reds

Baseball 04/24/19, 20:45

Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Yasiel Puig's fifth-inning error, helping the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.Acuna scored easily when Puig misplayed Nick Markakis's line drive single to right, allowing it ...

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 ...

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 ...

National League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 13:47

Capsules of National League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Atlanta BravesPhiladelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper lines a single off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)2018: 90-72, first place, ...

After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

Baseball 03/12/19, 16:59

When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do."You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle."Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off ...

NL Rookie of Year Acuna looking forward to 1st opening day

Baseball 03/12/19, 16:25

When Ronald Acuna Jr. got back to the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse after getting his third hit of the game, Freddie Freeman acted surprised."You should have kept going," Freeman told him, "and gone for the cycle."Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St. Louis opening ...

If Acuna dropped down, Inciarte or Albies could lead off

Baseball 02/21/19, 15:22

If Ronald Acuna Jr. is dropped down in the Atlanta Braves' batter order, Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies could be the top candidates to lead off."I'm going to wait and see where we're at in a couple of weeks. I don't think we have to set a lineup right now, ...

Acuna, Braves enter spring looking to repeat 2018 success

Baseball 02/08/19, 10:12

Ronald Acuna Jr. helped the Atlanta Braves accelerate their rebuilding schedule in 2018, when they were the surprise NL East champions.As the Braves enter their last spring training at their Disney complex in Kissimmee, Florida, the next challenge is to move closer to their first World Series since 1999.Acuna won ...

With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold

Baseball 11/16/18, 02:18

Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an MLB squad featuring National League ...

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Baseball 11/13/18, 02:47

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year.Acuna was a runaway choice for the award over Washington outfielder Juan Soto in a contest between 20-year-olds."I'm just flattered, I'm so honored," Acuna said through a translator. "My ...

Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor

Sports 11/12/18, 20:14

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for AL Rookie of the Year.A standout on the mound and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth a ...

Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs

Baseball 10/15/18, 11:23

Braves manager Brian Snitker agreed to a two-year contract extension after guiding Atlanta to the NL East title and its first playoff berth since 2013. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2021.The extension is sure to be met with approval in a young clubhouse. The players constantly ...

Vizcaino, Braves stop Dodgers 6-5, cut NLDS deficit to 2-1

Baseball 10/08/18, 00:02

Reliever Arodys Vizcaino escaped his own jam in a nervy ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Sunday night, cutting their deficit in the NL Division Series to 2-1.Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) watches the grand-slam homer hit by Atlanta Braves' ...

At 20, Braves’ Acuna becomes youngest to hit postseason slam

Baseball 10/07/18, 21:15

Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the postseason.The 20-year-old Acuna made history with his second-inning homer off Walker Buehler in the NL Division Series on Sunday night.The previous youngest hitter with a postseason grand slam was Yankees Hall of ...

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 ...

A capsule look at the Braves-Dodgers playoff series

Baseball 10/02/18, 23:47

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. ...

MLB blasts ‘unwritten rules’ in official postseason ad

Baseball 10/02/18, 16:01

Major League Baseball is opening October by blasting the game's so-called "unwritten rules."MLB released an advertisement ahead of Tuesday's postseason opener denouncing the anti-bat flip attitudes of many baseball traditionalists."Don't stop and stare. Don't flip your bat. Respect the jersey," says a narrator at the start. Meanwhile, the commercial shows ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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