ATLANTA (AP) — Two months into the season, it looked like the New York Mets were headed for an NL East runaway.
Not so fast, said the reigning World Series champions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — CJ Abrams' third hit of the game drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th Wednesday night to give the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, who fell into second place in the NL East.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronald Acuña singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Braves stayed close in the NL East race, outlasting the Phillies 8-7 Sunday in a game that took over six hours to complete because of a two-hour rain delay.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As he was going through the postgame handshake line, Kyle Wright received a request from Braves manager Brian Snitker.
“I want him to authenticate my own personal scorecard because I want him to sign it for me,” Snitker said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in four runs, Aaron Nola pitched six shutout innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scratched Ronald Acuña Jr. on Thursday night because of back tightness.
The 24-year-old Acuña had started Atlanta’s previous 19 games. The three-time All-Star has appeared in 110 games overall since returning in late April after a torn right ACL ended his 2021 season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker wants the Atlanta Braves to pay closer attention when they're running the bases.
A fifth straight postseason awaits the defending World Series champions, and the Atlanta manager knows the team can't afford to make mistakes on the basepaths.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie Spencer Strider has a sore left oblique and will not make his next start Saturday in Philadelphia.
Strider, the fastest pitcher to record 200 strikeouts in a single season, told the team he didn’t feel right after making his last start, a 5-2 victory Sunday over the Phillies.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was reinstated from the injured list and recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of the weekend series against the Phillies.
Albies will bat eighth in Friday's game against Philadelphia.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit one of Atlanta's four home runs and the World Series champion Braves grabbed sole possession of first place for the first time all season with a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Spencer Strider overcame a rough start, Vaughn Grissom and Dansby Swanson homered and the Atlanta Braves won their seventh in a row, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Wednesday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When their ace struggled, the Atlanta Braves kept slugging — right back into first place after all these months chasing the Mets.
Matt Olson hit a three-run homer against his former club and the Braves won their sixth in a row, outswinging the Oakland Athletics 10-9 on Tuesday night and finally catching New York atop the NL East.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Atlanta Braves reliever Jackson Stephens was hit in the side of the head by a line drive Friday night and was headed to a hospital for tests.
Stephens walked off the field in the ninth inning against the St.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves never seem to get flustered.
Less than two weeks ago, the World Series champions endured a miserable series against the team they've been chasing in the NL East pretty much all summer.
MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña homered on the first pitch of the game, Matt Olson hit his 24th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 to sweep their doubleheader Saturday.
Rookie Vaughn Grissom also went deep for the surging Braves, who won their fifth straight after losing four of five to the NL East-leading New York Mets.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Harris II and Matt Olson homered, Austin Riley stretched his hitting streak to 18 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Tuesday night to end a two-game skid.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryson Stott homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-4 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
Alec Bohm doubled and had three hits for the Phillies, who rebounded from a three-game sweep at home against the lowly Chicago Cubs last weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The All-Star Game suits Dusty Baker — or more precisely, his coaching staff.
Managing the American League as skipper of the defending pennant winner, Baker brought in a tailor to craft suits for his coaches: former All-Star Willie Horton, plus Baker's Houston Astros staff.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pete Alonso was in the visitors' clubhouse at Truist Park last week when an attendant made a puzzling request: Would the New York Mets slugger take a call from Atlanta Braves skipper Brian Snitker?
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have acquired veteran second baseman Robinson Canó for $1 in a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres.
Canó, 39, hit a combined .149 with one homer and four RBIs in 74 at-bats for the Padres and New York Mets this season.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are one powerful bunch, and Matt Olson is enjoying the ride.
“Watching from afar these past couple of years I know there was a lot of power in this clubhouse, and it’s cool to be a part of it this year," Olson said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario was been activated from the injured list and started in left field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
The Braves also activated left-handed reliever Tyler Matzek from the injured list.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Spencer Strider allowed one hit over six innings and matched a career high with 11 strikeouts, Austin Riley homered for the second straight game and drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former agent of Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman says the Braves are presenting a “false narrative” about the first baseman's parting with Atlanta in March.
“I will not stand by as the circumstances surrounding Freddie Freeman’s departure from Atlanta are mischaracterized,” agent Casey Close of Excel Sports Management said Thursday in a statement.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall homered, Kyle Wright tossed seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves kept rolling this month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night.
The Braves improved to 21-5 in June, matching the team record for most wins in a calendar month since the club moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen was put on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of an irregular heartbeat, the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander's career.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. is not starting in the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night after fouling a ball off his left foot the previous night.
Acuña moved around the Braves clubhouse Sunday afternoon with his left knee on a medical scooter to keep his foot elevated.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman expected to be emotional during his anticipated return to Atlanta.
He wasn't prepared for the flood of feelings — and tears — that came before his first game back as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs as the Atlanta Braves pounced on Colorado's struggling pitching in a 13-6 rout of the Rockies on Thursday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Riley made what he called a minor mechanical adjustment at the plate two weeks ago that has led to major success.
“(Assistant hitting coach Bobby Magallanes) noticed my posture when I was loading, I was turning my shoulders when I was trying to swing and they were facing second base,” Riley said.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves, looking to upgrade their outfield defense, called up top prospect Michael Harris from Double-A Mississippi on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Harris is starting in center field and hitting ninth against the Miami Marlins.
MIAMI (AP) — William Contreras homered twice, Ronald Acuña Jr. extended his two-season on-base streak to 28 games and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Saturday night.
Acuña singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves woke up to an extended power outage at their hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Monday that also left some without running water.
Some players were unable to shower at the Pfister Hotel, which is already infamous among ballplayers for allegedly being haunted.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves catcher Manny Piña will have season-ending surgery after tests revealed ligament and cartilage damage in his left wrist.
Braves manager Brian Snitker said before Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox that the loss of Piña means William Contreras will continue to serve as the top backup to starter Travis d’Arnaud.
NEW YORK (AP) — While the Atlanta Braves have stumbled out of the gate, the New York Mets are off to a fast start and look like a legitimate threat to the reigning champions.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves had quite a bash on Ron Washington's 70th birthday.
William Contreras hit two impressively long home runs, Austin Riley also connected and Travis Demeritte had an inside-the-park homer when he was emphatically waved home by the beloved third-base coach as the Braves beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves placed catcher Manny Piña on the 10-day injured list Thursday with left wrist inflammation.
The move was retroactive to Monday.
William Contreras was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to serve as the backup catcher behind Travis d'Arnaud.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday as he nears a return from the torn right ACL that ended his 2021 season.
Atlanta said prior to a game Sunday night at San Diego that Acuña would join Gwinnett at Jacksonville for a series beginning Tuesday.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried, who capped his 2021 season as the starting pitcher in Atlanta's decisive Game 6 World Series win over Houston, has been named the Braves' opening day starter.
The Braves announced on Wednesday that Fried will start against Cincinnati in their April 7 opener in Atlanta.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. won’t see game action in spring training, even as a designated hitter, as it becomes increasingly likely he will miss at least the first month of the regular season.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said Monday he's considering all options, including a six-man rotation or an opener, as he looks for answers in his starting rotation.
The Braves, who open the season on April 7 at home against Cincinnati, are scheduled to play 14 consecutive days before their first off day.
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker held court in front of a “2021 World Champions” banner, peaking occasionally at the nearby bullpen, where World Series hero Charlie Morton threw a side session.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have locked up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after he guided the team to its first World Series title since 1995.
The Braves announced Tuesday they have exercised the option for the 2024 season on Snitker's contract, an expected move for the highly popular skipper who already had two more years on his current deal.
Brian Snitker borrowed plenty from Bobby Cox learning to lead a clubhouse.
Now, he's matched his mentor in chasing down the game's greatest prize, joining Cox as the only Atlanta Braves managers to win the World Series.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have won their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6.
Jorge Soler hit his third home run of the Series, a go-ahead three-run drive in the third off Luis Garcia, and Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson also connected.
During three decades of nearly uninterrupted excellence, there were so many Atlanta Braves teams that seemed more championship worthy than this one.
The 1993 squad chased down the San Francisco Giants to win one of baseball’s last great division races.