Cubs' Contreras gets 3 hits and steal, beats brother, Braves
Braves Cubs Baseball Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, greets his brother Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his first game against younger brother William, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday. Willson Contreras later doubled and drove in a run. The Cubs extended their lead to 3-0 on Acuña’s throwing error on Willson Contreras’ single to right field in the second. He exited in the second inning Friday after running to first on a groundout.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Braves go for 14th straight, Flaherty returns
Braves Nationals Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Adam Duvall (14) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Washington. Keep winning every night.”Atlanta hit back-to-back homers Tuesday night for the third straight game, this time doing it twice. Swanson also connected and has homered in five straight games at Nationals Park, dating to Aug. 13 last season. JACK'S BACKCardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty makes his first start of the season in the series finale against Pittsburgh, which has lost nine straight. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said the immediate plan for Strasburg is rest.wftv.com
Duvall homers twice, Braves beat Bucs for 11th straight win
Pirates Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall hits a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, June 12, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.) (Harkim Wright Sr.)ATLANTA — (AP) — Adam Duvall homered twice off José Quintana, William Contreras and Matt Olson also connected, and the Atlanta Braves won their 11th straight game, 5-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. This stretch is the club’s best since it won 14 in a row from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013. Contreras doubled in the fourth and crossed the plate when Duvall hit his sixth homer, an opposite-field shot to right-center, to put Atlanta up 4-1. The Braves have won seven straight at home against the Pirates, outscoring them 55-13.wftv.com
Swanson beats Braves in arbitration, Duvall loses to Atlanta
Shortstop Dansby Swanson beat the Braves in salary arbitration on Wednesday and outfielder Adam Duvall lost to Atlanta, leaving teams with a 6-3 advantage over players this year. Swanson was awarded $10 million rather than the team's $9.2 million offer by Jeanne Charles, Richard McNeill and Scott Buccheit, who heard arguments on Tuesday. Duvall was given the Braves’ $9,275,000 offer rather than his $10,275,000 request by Gary Kendellen, Keith Greenberg and Gil Vernon, who listened to arguments on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Duvall, Braves argue case at salary arbitration hearing
Brewers Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves center fielder Adam Duvall (14) is hit by a pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis) (Brett Davis)NEW YORK — (AP) — Outfielder Adam Duvall and the Atlanta Braves argued their case Friday as salary arbitration hearings resumed after a two-week break. Duvall asked for a raise from $5 million to $10,275,000 and the Braves argued for $9,275,000 in a case heard by Gary Kendellen, Keith Greenberg and Gil Vernon. A .229 career hitter with 153 homers and 458 RBIs, Duvall is eligible for free agency after this season. Arbitration hearings usually are held during the first three weeks of February but were delayed by the lockout.wftv.com
Yanks' Judge, 5 Braves among players headed to arbitration
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and five players from the World Series champion Atlanta Braves are among the players who are headed toward salary arbitration hearings that will occur during the regular season after failing to agree to contracts for 2022.
Lockout Limbo: Judge, Sale, others find fields to stay loose
Far behind the left-field wall, a couple of University of South Florida students paid no attention. Caught in lockout limbo, Judge and his New York Yankees teammates, Boston ace Chris Sale, Atlanta slugger Adam Duvall and others are doing their best to stay loose. The South Florida players and staff have lent a hand. Urshela and Torres have been at a high school about 15 minutes away from Steinbrenner Field, the currently empty Yankees’ spring training complex. The South Florida players get the chance to interact with big leaguers and are displaying extra enthusiasm while shagging batting practice.wftv.com
Lockout Limbo: Judge, Sale, others find fields to stay loose
Aaron Judge stepped into the batting cage and sent a long, high drive completely out of the park. Far behind the left-field wall, a couple of University of South Florida students paid no attention. Caught in lockout limbo, Judge and his New York Yankees teammates, Boston ace Chris Sale, Atlanta slugger Adam Duvall and others are doing their best to stay loose.news.yahoo.com
Full share on World Series champion Braves worth $397,391
Braves Duvall Baseball FILE - Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall hits a grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night, Nov. 30, deadline was among a flurry of moves for the Braves. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (John Bazemore)NEW YORK — (AP) — A full postseason share on the World Series champion Atlanta Braves totaled $397,391 from a record player pool of $90.47 million. Major League Baseball never announced 2020 postseason shares following a postseason in which most games were played without fans because of the pandemic and limited crowds were allowed for NL Championship Series and World Series games in Arlington, Texas.wftv.com
Braves tender contract to OF Duvall, re-sign Arcia, Heredia
The Atlanta Braves tendered a contract to slugger Adam Duvall, ensuring the National League RBI leader returns to the World Series-winning club for another season. The tendering of Duvall by the Tuesday night deadline was among a flurry of moves for the Braves, who also reached contract agreements with bench players Orlando Arcia and Guillermo Heredia. The club did not offer 2022 contracts to pitchers Richard Rodriguez and infielder Johan Camargo, making them free agents.news.yahoo.com
Champion Braves sign Manny Piña to add depth at catcher
ATLANTA — (AP) — The World Series champion Atlanta Braves added depth at catcher by signing Manny Piña to a two-year, $8 million contract Monday. Piña is the first player filing for free agency after the World Series to sign with a different club. He joins starting Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who agreed to a two-year, $16 million extension during the season that includes an $8 million club option for 2024. D;Arnaud and Piña give Braves a couple of veteran catchers to hold down the position while top prospect Shea Langeliers gets additional seasoning the minors. Piña agreed to donate 1% of his earnings in each year of his contract to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.wftv.com
Wade Miley claimed by Cubs; Giants turn down Johnny Cueto
NEW YORK — (AP) — Pitcher Wade Miley was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from Cincinnati on Friday, a surprising cost-cutting move by the Reds. His $15 million, two-year contract includes a $10 million option for next season with a $1 million buyout. The Indians declined a $7 million option on catcher Roberto Pérez, who gets a $450,000 buyout. San Francisco declined right-hander Johnny Cueto's $22 million option and must pay a $5 million buyout to complete a $130 million, six-year contract. The Giants exercised options on left-hander José Álvarez ($1.5 million) and outfielder Wilmer Flores ($3.5 million).wftv.com
Atlanta on edge: Braves squander chance for hometown party
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves right fielder Joc Pederson, from left, third baseman Austin Riley and shortstop Dansby Swanson react during the ninth inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. Surely after Adam Duvall launched one into the tabled seats in right field for a grand slam in the very first inning, the Atlanta Braves would be celebrating their first World Series title since 1995. The shell-shocked fans headed out into the Battery shopping mall in no mood to party like they had the previous two nights. If we win the World Series, it doesn’t matter where it is. — The Braves, again, wasting a 3-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year's NL Championship Series.wftv.com
The Latest: Freeman homer puts Braves back in front, 5-4
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates with Ozzie Albies after a home run during the third inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. Jose Altuve reached leading off the third when Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson committed his second error of the World Series, and Davidson then walked Michael Brantley. The homer was his first of the World Series and his sixth career go-ahead homer in the postseason, passing Chipper Jones for most in franchise history. Bregman had been 1 for 14 in this World Series with five strikeouts. Bregman is 1 for 14 in the World Series, and Houston trails Atlanta three games to one.wftv.com
The Latest: Bregman RBI helps Astros narrow Braves lead
World Series Baseball Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a RBI-double during the second inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. Bregman had been 1 for 14 in this World Series with five strikeouts. ___8:35 p.m.Adam Duvall hit a first-inning grand slam off Framber Valdez, and the Atlanta Braves took a 4-0 lead over the Houston Astros as they tried to finish off the World Series in five games. The Houston Astros have reworked their lineup for Game 5, dropping the slumping Alex Bregman from his usual third spot to seventh. Bregman is 1 for 14 in the World Series, and Houston trails Atlanta three games to one.wftv.com
The Latest: Duvall grand slam gives Braves 4-0 lead in 1st
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall watches his grand slam home run during the first inning in Game 5 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)ATLANTA — (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local):8:35 p.m.Adam Duvall hit a first-inning grand slam off Framber Valdez, and the Atlanta Braves took a 4-0 lead over the Houston Astros as they tried to finish off the World Series in five games. Both teams took batting practice for the first time in Atlanta this weekend, and the sky was clear for World Series Game 5 as the Braves tried to win their first title since 1995. The Houston Astros have reworked their lineup for Game 5, dropping the slumping Alex Bregman from his usual third spot to seventh. Bregman is 1 for 14 in the World Series, and Houston trails Atlanta three games to one.wftv.com
The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win
Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Atlanta Braves 9-5 and cut their World Series deficit to three games to two.
The Latest: Rosario shifts to Braves' leadoff spot in Game 2
(Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) (Kevin M. Cox)HOUSTON — (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros (all times local):___3:55 p.m.Eddie Rosario has been moved to the leadoff spot for the Atlanta Braves against Houston right-hander José Urquidy in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Houston Astros are starting José Siri in center field instead of Chas McCormick for Game 2 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. But he got a chance to contribute in the ALCS and in the World Series with Meyers out with a shoulder injury. ___2:15 p.m.Left-hander Tucker Davidson has replaced injured pitcher Charlie Morton on the Atlanta Braves’ World Series roster. Major League Baseball announced the move before Game 2 between the Braves and Houston Astros on Wednesday night.wftv.com
Fab Four of July acquisitions lead Braves to World Series
NLCS Braves Dodgers Baseball Atlanta Braves' Eddie Rosario, right, is congratulated by Atlanta Braves' Joc Pederson after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. “This isn’t going to define our season, this series,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at New York’s Citi Field. Rosario, Duvall and Pederson combined to drive in 17 of Atlanta’s 28 runs in its six-game NL Championship Series win over the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Rosario was selected MVP as the Braves advanced to a World Series matchup against the Houston Astros starting Tuesday night. Rosario made his Braves debut on Aug. 28, and hit .271 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 96 at-bats.wftv.com
Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
NLCS Braves Dodgers Baseball Atlanta Braves' Adam Duvall celebrates his solo home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. The left fielder has hit in every game of this postseason, collecting 14 hits so far. Justin Turner singled for their first hit of the game and Cody Bellinger followed with a single and stolen base. Freeman's RBI double in the ninth made it 6-2 before Rosario went deep. The Dodgers planned a bullpen game, a strategy they've used twice this postseason, going 1-1 in those games.wftv.com
Stearns says Brewers don't know cause of Yelich's struggles
(AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich’s hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. “I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened, it’s easier to solve,” Stearns said Friday during a news conference wrapping up the Brewers’ season. “With some of Christian’s struggles this year, he still helped and contributed to a 95-win team,” Stearns said. “I think that’s important to note. The fate of the Milwaukee Brewers is not on Christian Yelich’s shoulders.wftv.com
NL East-leading Braves overcome Duvall's lost HR in victory
Braves Diamondbacks Baseball Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman high fives Ozzie Albies (1) after hitting a two run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Phoenix. Albies became the third player to reach 30 home runs for the Braves this season, joining Riley (31) and Freeman (31). Albies hit a sacrifice fly to left and Riley beat out an infield hit with Freeman advancing to third. Duvall then hit what appeared to be his 38th homer of the season. But Riley, thinking McCarthy had the ball in his glove, retreated to first base as Duvall passed him between first and second.wftv.com
Braves' Duvall ends up with single on ball that clears fence
Adam Duvall passed teammate Austin Riley while running the bases after a drive over the wall in left-center, costing the Atlanta Braves slugger his 38th homer of the season. Duvall was ultimately credited with a two-run single on the bizarre first-inning play against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It happened because Riley thought the ball had been caught.news.yahoo.com
Braves ride big 5th inning to win, extend NL East lead
Braves Diamondbacks Baseball Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman high fives Austin Riley (27) after scoring on a double hit by Ozzie Albies during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in Phoenix. The two worst teams in the majors this season are currently having a big effect on the NL East race. The Diamondbacks led 3-2 heading to the fifth but the Braves responded with a huge inning, scoring seven runs while sending 12 batters to the plate. Duvall has also added plenty of punch since coming to the Braves in a midseason trade with the Marlins. PITCHER IN A PINCHThe Braves used pitcher Max Fried as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning.wftv.com
Urías 15th win, Dodgers end Braves' 13-game road win streak
Braves Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Julio Urías earned his major league-leading 15th victory and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugged four homers to beat Atlanta 5-3 Monday night, ending the Braves' franchise-record 13-game road winning streak. Urías (15-3) retired his first 12 batters before the Braves finally broke through in the fifth. UP NEXTBraves: RHP Charlie Morton (12-5, 3.60 ERA) beat the Dodgers on June 5, allowing four runs and four hits in five innings. He twice beat the Braves last season in the NLCS, allowing one run over a combined 11 innings.wftv.com
Realmuto's big day helps Phils take care of Marlins
APTOPIX Marlins Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto’s two-run 10th-inning homer gave the Phillies a 4-2 win in the conclusion to Saturday’s suspended game. In the regularly scheduled game, Realmuto followed a second-inning RBI single with an opposite-field single that scored Travis Jankowski in the eighth that added to the lead. The Marlins' lead held until the bottom of the fifth. McCutchen connected on a first-pitch Braxton Garrett curveball for a solo shot that chased the Marlins starting pitcher and cut the Miami lead to 4-3.wftv.com
New Marlins GM Ng eager to finally see her team in action
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)MIAMI – Three months into the job, Kim Ng will finally get to see her team. Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Thursday at the team's spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. And Ng, hired in November as the first female general manager in Major League Baseball, will be watching. She made offseason moves to improve the team as she was still learning about it. Young pitching is the Marlins' strength, both at the major league level and in the minors.
Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic fallout
The total cut was one more than the previous high at the tender deadline, ahead of the 2004 season. Schwarber earned $2,596,296 in prorated pay from his $7.01 million salary last season but hit .188 with 11 homers in 59 games, down from 38 homers, 92 RBIs and a .250 batting average in 155 games in 2019. Schwarber returned from a serious knee injury and hit .412 with two RBIs in the 2016 World Series as the Cubs won their first championship since 1908. Fifty-nine players agreed to one-year contracts ahead of the deadline, many of them facing a threat of being cut. Minnesota reached deals with five players, including pitcher José Berríos ($500,000 signing bonus plus $5.6 million salary) and center fielder Byron Buxton ($5,125,000).
Smith off Smith, Seager 2 HRs as Dodgers beat Braves in NLCS
Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Game 6 is Saturday afternoon, with a pitching rematch from the series opener: lefty Max Fried for the Braves and right-hander Walker Buehler for the Dodgers. Minter struck out seven of the 10 batters he faced as the first pitcher in MLB history whose first start came in a postseason game. The fourth-year big leaguer became the first pitcher — starter or reliever — with seven strikeouts in three innings or fewer in a postseason game. But the Dodgers challenged that Ozuna that left third base early — and it became the Braves third out instead of their third run.
LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start Tuesday due to back spasms. The team still expects he'll be able to pitch later in the series, but it will be Urías in Game 3 against Braves rookie Kyle Wright. Urías, already pitching in his fourth postseason, was the winner in relief in the Game 3 clincher last Thursday against San Diego during the Division Series. There have been 14 teams take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven NLCS, and all have gone on to win the pennant. He’ll pitch in AL Championship Series Game 4 against Houston on four days’ rest.
Riley HR in 9th leads Braves past Dodgers 5-1 in NLCS opener
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)ARLINGTON, Texas – Atlanta Braves fans were still doing tomahawk-chop chants as they filed out of the stadium, real people who replaced the cardboard cutouts players got so accustomed to this season. One game, but a big boost for the Braves in their first National League Championship Series since 2001. “It was awesome — fun to play in front of fans again,” Braves slugger Freddie Freeman said. Riley became the youngest player with a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of a postseason game or later since Braves star Chipper Jones in 1995. Dodgers: Kershaw, the ace lefty from nearby Dallas, has 19 strikeouts in his two starts this postseason — both wins.
LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays
I’m sure he’ll do that.”The Astros have also had a lousy go with runners on base. THE KID AND THE ACEOff to an impressive start in his first postseason, Atlanta rookie Ian Anderson faces Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series. CHANGE OF SOXAfter ending a 12-year playoff drought, the Chicago White Sox are looking for a new manager. The club announced Monday that Renteria won’t return after guiding the White Sox to a 35-25 record in his pandemic-shortened fourth season. Hahn said Renteria’s replacement probably will come from outside the White Sox.
Wright, d'Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS
Atlanta Braves players celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. And even those future Hall of Famers didn't throw the way these Braves have this postseason. Wright (1-0) was sharp despite not pitching since Sept. 25, allowing three hits and walking two with a career-high seven strikeouts. Atlanta became the second team in history to throw four shutouts in the first five playoff games, joining the 1905 New York Giants behind Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity. D’Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-center to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0.
Mishap with the count costs Braves a baserunner
HOUSTON – Some confusion over the count cost the Atlanta Braves a baserunner early in their victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Pablo López threw four balls to Atlanta's Adam Duvall in the second inning, but Duvall wasn't awarded first. Duvall came to bat immediately after Dansby Swanson's home run gave the Braves a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the NL Division Series. After Duvall took a low pitch for what should have been ball three, plate umpire Dan Bellino signaled that it was a 2-2 count. The Braves went on to a 2-0 victory anyway and lead the series 2-0.
Anderson shines, Braves shut out Reds again to sweep series
Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna (20) hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA – It had been so long since the Atlanta Braves won a postseason series, Marcell Ozuna wanted to make sure he captured the moment. Anderson struck out nine in six innings as the Braves snapped their record-tying string of losses in 10 consecutive postseason rounds since their last playoff series win in 2001. Bauer struck out 12 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings in the Reds' Game 1 loss. Braves: After sitting out the final two regular-season games with a sore quadriceps, Riley had no setback in the series opener.
LEADING OFF: Wildfires darken California skies; Cole vs O's
RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted Seattle on Wednesday night and ash fell inside the ballpark this week when Oakland played. NOT SO HOTYankees star Gerrit Cole tries to end his three-game losing streak when he starts at home against Baltimore. MISSING YOUThe defending World Series champion Nationals will be without October star Howie Kendrick for a while. Last season, Kendrick was the MVP of the NL Championship Series and hit the go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the World Series.
Braves set franchise record for runs, hammer Marlins 29-9
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA Adam Duvall drove in nine runs with three homers, including a grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves obliterated their franchise scoring record in a 29-9 romp over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Braves had 23 hits, including seven homers, to score the most runs in their history in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. The old Atlanta record was 20 runs, most recently against the Marlins on Oct. 5, 2001. Freeman hit second, d'Arnaud hit fourth and Albies hit eighth. Marlins second baseman Isan Daz was optioned to the teams alternate training site in Jupiter, Florida.