The Latest: Braves 3 outs from 1st title since 1995
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)HOUSTON — (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series (all times local):10:15 p.m. The Atlanta Braves are three outs from their first World Series title since 1995. Atlanta reliever Tyler Matzek pitched around a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh, leaving the Braves six outs from their first World Series title since 1995. __8:35 p.m.Atlanta starting pitcher Max Fried has gotten 12 outs over 12 batters for the Braves, who lead 3-0 in Houston after four innings in pursuit of their first World Series title since 1995. Fried allowed a leadoff single for the second inning in a row, but also got a double-play grounder for the second inning in a row.wftv.com
The Latest: Braves lead 6-0, 9 outs to go for title
It hasn’t been done in the World Series since Kansas City’s Johnny Cueto in Game 2 in 2015. __8:35 p.m.Atlanta starting pitcher Max Fried has gotten 12 outs over 12 batters for the Braves, who lead 3-0 in Houston after four innings in pursuit of their first World Series title since 1995. Fried allowed a leadoff single for the second inning in a row, but also got a double-play grounder for the second inning in a row. Kyle Tucker opened the Astros second with a grounder, before Alex Bregman fouled out down the right field line and Jose Siri flew out. The Houston Astros stranded runners at second and third base in the first inning of World Series Game 6 against the Atlanta Braves’ Max Fried.wftv.com
The Latest: Swanson two-run shot helps put Braves up 6-0
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning in Game 6 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. Swanson, the top overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft by Arizona, was the Most Outstanding Player at the 2014 College World Series as he helped Vanderbilt win a national championship. Fried allowed a leadoff single for the second inning in a row, but also got a double-play grounder for the second inning in a row. And if it holds it might have earned him World Series MVP. Kyle Tucker opened the Astros second with a grounder, before Alex Bregman fouled out down the right field line and Jose Siri flew out.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: 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.
Swanson breaks out with tying HR to spark Braves' big inning
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates his home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)ATLANTA — (AP) — Dansby Swanson picked a good time to drive in his first run of the World Series. Thanks to the sudden power display, the Braves won 3-2 and lead the World Series, three games to one. Before his homer, Swanson had been 2 for 11 in the World Series. It was the second time in the postseason the Braves hit back-to-back home runs.wftv.com
Unlikely hero, 2 HRs carry Braves to brink of Series title
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates his home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta. Just like that, Atlanta is one win from its first World Series title in 26 years. That triumph at the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium remains the franchise's only World Series crown since moving to the Deep South in 1966. LEE STARTSLee was one of the most unlikely starters in World Series history. Lee didn't last long in Game 4, but he will forever be known as a World Series starter.wftv.com
Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1
Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Atlanta Braves, despite the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg, hushed the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 1.
The Latest: Braves take 1-0 Series advantage over Astros
World Series Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson scores past Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of Game 1 in baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Houston. The Braves are three outs away from a 1-0 World Series advantage, leading 6-2 after eight innings in Game 1. Braves starter Charlie Morton, who won Game 7 of the 2017 World Series for the Astros, also struggled at the outset. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman also made nice plays to limit the damage. While four batters led off the bottom of the first of a World Series opener with a home run, Soler became the first in 117 World Series to homer starting the top of the first of an opener.wftv.com
World Series notebook: McCullers out; top 2 picks of 2015 in
Baker wouldn’t say if he expected Meyers to be on the World Series roster that has to be finalized by Tuesday morning. Now they are on opposite sides in the World Series. This is the third World Series for the Astros in that span, including their 2017 title. NOT WINNING AT HOMENo team has won a World Series game in its home stadium since the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series. When the Dodgers won last year's World Series in six games over the Tampa Bay Rays, all of those games were played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, where the NL Division Series, NL Championship Series and World Series were all played inside a bubble because of the pandemic.wftv.com
Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the NL Championship Series and six Atlanta pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving the Braves a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
Late-night magic: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0
The Braves defeated the Dodgers 5-4 to lead the series 2-0 games. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)ATLANTA — (AP) — More late-night magic has the Atlanta Braves just two wins away from the World Series. Los Angeles went on to beat Tampa Bay in the World Series, while the Braves stewed for another shot. Seventy-three of 87 teams taking 2-0 leads in best-of-seven baseball postseason series have gone on to win. FIRST PITCHDale Murphy, one of the Atlanta Braves' greatest players, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.wftv.com
Aggressive use of Scherzer, Urías backfires; LA in NLCS hole
Max Scherzer fatigued early, Julio Urías faltered late, and when Kenley Jansen couldn't strand an inherited runner in the bottom of the ninth inning, Los Angeles fell into a 2-0 hole in the NL Championship Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has made it clear he'll use any pitcher at any time. Eddie Rosario delivered the Braves' second straight walk-off hit, lining a ball against Jansen that caromed off shortstop Corey Seager's glove and gave Dansby Swanson an easy path home for the game-ending run in Atlanta's 5-4 victory Sunday night.news.yahoo.com
Another walk-off: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0
The Braves defeated the Dodgers 5-4 to lead the series 2-0 games. The Braves need two more victories for their first World Series appearance since 1999, but they can't celebrate just yet. Seventy-three of 87 teams taking 2-0 leads in best-of-seven baseball postseason series have gone on to win. Los Angeles went on to beat Tampa Bay in the World Series, while the Braves stewed for another shot. UP NEXTRH Walker Buehler (0-1, 3.38 ERA in the postseason) gets the start for the Dodgers in Game 3 against Braves RH Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.86).wftv.com
Braves' Soler sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19
APTOPIX NLDS Braves Brewers Baseball Atlanta Braves right fielder Jorge Soler celebrates their win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of baseball's National League Divisional Series Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) (Aaron Gash)ATLANTA — (AP) — Braves right fielder Jorge Soler was pulled from the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the NL Division Series against Milwaukee after testing positive for COVID-19. Soler was replaced at the top of the order by shortstop Dansby Swanson. Soler batted .091 with no homers and no RBIs through the first three games against Milwaukee. He hit a combined .223 with 27 homers and 70 RBIs with Kansas City and Atlanta during the regular season.wftv.com
Pederson 3-run HR, Braves blank Brewers for 2-1 NLDS lead
NLDS Brewers Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves' Joc Pederson (22) celebrates his three-run homer in the dugout against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Atlanta. Pederson singled as a pinch-hitter in his only other at-bat in this series, and has driven in four of Atlanta's seven runs. Since winning the opening game of the series, the NL Central champion Brewers have not scored in 19 consecutive innings. Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta pitched four scoreless innings and was pulled for a pinch-hitter when the Brewers threatened in the fifth. The Brewers hit only .183 in the first two games of the series, including a 3-0 loss in Game 2.wftv.com
Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6
Braves Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner scores past Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud on a single by AJ Pollock during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers staked Max Scherzer to an early 2-0 lead and he was dominating the NL East-leading Braves when he left after 76 pitches. Corey Seager followed with a walk against Chris Martin (2-4), putting Justin Turner on second with two outs. Pollock singled through the same hole as Justin Turner, who scored for a 4-3 lead. He moved up on Fried's wild pitch but Justin Turner lined out to second to end the inning.wftv.com
Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6
Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Dodgers got more good news after their game ended. San Francisco lost 5-2 to Milwaukee, giving Los Angeles sole possession of the NL West lead by a half-game over the rival Giants.news.yahoo.com
Stanton, Yankees win 10th straight, cool off Braves 5-1
Yankees Braves Baseball New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton follows though on a solo home run in the second during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)ATLANTA — (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs to carry the New York Yankees to their 10th straight victory, cooling off the streaking Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Monday night. In the second, Stanton put the Yankees ahead with his 21st homer — going the opposite way with a 387-foot shot into the Chop House restaurant in right. New York went ahead for good in the sixth, taking advantage of Ynoa's only spurt of wildness. The Phillies won 4-1 for their 10th straight victory, but Pittsburgh went on to capture the NL pennant.wftv.com
Muller tosses 5 scoreless, Braves beat Mets 2-0 in 1st of 2
Braves Mets Baseball Atlanta Braves pitcherKyle Muller delivers the ball to the New York Mets during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, July 26, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — (AP) — Kyle Muller threw five scoreless innings to earn his second big league win, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Monday afternoon in the opener of a doubleheader with seven-inning games. Crew chief Doug Eddings overruled, awarding Swanson second base. Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (right forearm) threw again Monday, one day after he threw his first side session since going on the injured list July 18. … RHP Carlos Carrasco (right hamstring), who threw three scoreless innings for Triple-A Syracuse Sunday, could make his Mets debut this weekend.wftv.com
Marlins' López Ks MLB-mark 9 in a row at start, tops Braves
Braves Marlins Baseball Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Marlins right-hander Pablo López set a major league record by striking out the first nine batters to start a game, pitching Miami past the Atlanta Braves 7-4 Sunday. López struck out Ehire Adrianza, Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies each swinging in the first inning. López gave up three runs in six innings — after his sensational start, he didn't strike out anyone in his final three innings. UPPER DECK DOGSAlong with the 9,456 fans in attendance, there were 388 pooches on hand as part of the Miami Marlins’ first “Bark At The Park” promotion since 2019.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Dodgers vs Braves NLCS rematch, Red Sox-Yanks
Nationals Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson (7) high fives his teammates after defeating the Washington Nationals 5-1 in a baseball game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Atlanta. Swanson hit a two-run homer Thursday during a 5-1 victory over Washington, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. Giancarlo Stanton is 1 for 16 with nine strikeouts in five games since returning from a left quadriceps strain. Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 4.01 ERA) starts for the Red Sox against Michael King (0-2, 2.86). He hasn’t won since he tossed seven scoreless innings in an 11-4 victory over Pittsburgh on April 7.wftv.com
Swanson stays hot with 2-run HR as Braves top Nationals 5-0
Nationals Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson (7) high fives his teammates after defeating the Washington Nationals 5-1 in a baseball game Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)ATLANTA — (AP) — Dansby Swanson is emerging as a new power contributor in an Atlanta Braves lineup that already leads the major leagues in home runs. Swanson kept up his power surge with a two-run homer in Atlanta's four-run sixth inning, and the Braves beat Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Thursday. Ronald Acuña Jr. started the inning with a single, stole second and scored on Albies' single that skipped past left fielder Josh Harrison for an error. Scherzer is 5-1 and Washington is 7-1 in his eight starts at Citizens Bank Park since joining the Nationals in 2015.wftv.com
Nats finally play, beat Braves 6-5 on Soto's walk-off in 9th
Juan Soto drove in the winning run with a single on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the coronavirus-depleted Washington Nationals to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves after waiting five days to start their season.
Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day
Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. The original lineup released by Washington before the game featured a designated hitter; that was revised to include Scherzer batting for himself. DeGrom struck him out, part of his 4 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and five Ks. YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3Gerritt Cole struck out eight in five innings, allowing one run in his fourth spring start for New York. BRAVES 11, RAYS 1Atlanta starter Max Fried gave up three hits and struck out five over six innings.
Indians minus Ramírez, Reyes after they break virus protocol
New York starter Jordan Montgomery gave up two hits in three scoreless innings. Brubaker allowed two hits over two scoreless innings and Chase De Jong followed with two shutout innings. MARLINS 4, METS 4Miami starter Pablo Lopez gave up a hit and a walk over three scoreless innings. German Marquez scattered three hits and a walk over three scoreless innings for Colorado. Kansas City starter Jakob Junis pitched three innings and gave up one hit, a leadoff homer to Trent Grisham.
Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini
AdJazz Chisholm of the Marlins and Adam Haseley of the Phillies did even better — they led off games with home runs. Mancini took off his helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation that included the fans, the Orioles and the Pirates. Marco Gonzales made his first spring start for Seattle, allowing two hits and an unearned run in two innings. Center fielder Trent Grisham, coming off his first Gold Glove last season, doubled and scored a run for San Diego. Top prospect Jeter Downs had a two-run home run and RBI single, while Michael Chavis hit a solo shot.
Happ beats Cubs in arbitration; teams finish with 5-4 record
Happ asked for a raise from $624,000 to $4.1 million during a Zoom session Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, and the Cubs argued he should be paid $3.25 million. Teams finished with a 5-4 advantage in cases that went to a hearing, their second straight winning record after two consecutive years in which players had an advantage. A day after hearing arguments, arbitrators Frederic Horowitz, Steven Wolf and Jules Bloch decided in favor of Happ's figure rather than the team's $3.25 million. St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty ($3.9 million), Braves pitcher Mike Soroka ($2.8 million) and Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi ($2.45 million) also won their cases. Teams beat Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson ($6 million), San Francisco infielder Donovan Solano ($3.25 million), Tampa Bay pitcher Ryan Yarbrough ($2.3 million), New York Mets third baseman/outfielder J.D.
Braves beat shortstop Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration
Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, center, is unable to make the throw as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts, left, breaks up the double play as Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) is shown during the fourth inning in Game 6 Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, for the best-of-seven National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)The Atlanta Braves beat Dansby Swanson in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will earn $6 million rather than his request for $6.7 million. The 27-year-old Swanson hit .274 with 10 homers and 35 RBIs last season in an NL-high 237 at-bats. Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka ($2.8 million) won, as did St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty ($3.9 million) and Tampa Bay first baseman Ji-Man Choi ($2.45 million). Davis ($2.1 million) and Baltimore outfielder Anthony Santander ($2.1 million) lost.
Mets' Davis, O's Santander lose arbitration, Rays' Choi wins
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2020, file photo, New York Mets third baseman J.D. Davis and the Mets argued the first of 13 scheduled salary arbitration cases this month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK – The New York Mets defeated third baseman and outfielder J.D. Davis, the Baltimore Orioles beat outfielder Anthony Santander and first baseman Ji-Man Choi defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the first three of 13 scheduled salary arbitration cases this month. Santander gets a raise from $572,500 to $2.1 million rather than his $2,475,000 request, the same figures exchanged by Davis and the Mets.
Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals
Lindor, the star shortstop acquired last week by the New York Mets from Cleveland, got the largest of the deals at $22.3 million. Bellinger and Seager got big raises after helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win heir first World Series title since 1988. New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, coming off his second straight injury-wrecked season, agreed at $10,175,000. Ace pitcher Walker Buehler asked for $4.15 million and was offered $3.3 million, and catcher Austin Barnes asked for $2 million and was offered $1.5 million. Also exchanging were New York Mets third baseman-outfielder J.D.
Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts robs Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman of a home run during the fifth inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas – Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with his bat. Freeman drove a cutter deep to right field, and Betts sprinted 64 feet to the wall and jumped, just to the side of a credit-card advertisement. Betts batted .217 with three RBIs in the Series, hitting a solo homer in Game 5 off Clayton Kershaw. “We would have beat the Red Sox if we would have had Mookie Betts," Roberts said.
Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years
All the way to the World Series. It was the 16th consecutive playoff appearance in which Atlanta did not win a World Series, the most for any team. “A lot of our young players grew up a lot in these last three months.”The Dodgers are once again going for their first World Series title since 1988. Dansby Swanson homered for Atlanta, which hasn't been to the World Series since 1999. “We believed we should have been in the World Series,” Freeman said.