— Carson Kelly hit a tying three-run homer in a five-run seventh inning, Daulton Varsho followed with a go-ahead double and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday.
Who is rising and falling as the end of the season rapidly approaches?
Braves outfielder Adam Duvall had what would have been his 38th home run negated after he passed teammate Austin Riley while running the bases in the first inning Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
— Adam Duvall lost a home run to a baserunning miscue, but Atlanta rebounded with homers by Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman and the Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Wednesday night.
Which up-and-comers have jumped onto Kiley McDaniel's radar in 2021?
— Austin Riley wasn't sure he belonged in the big leagues back in 2019. These days, he's one of the best in the business.
— Austin Riley was smacking baseballs all around Chase Field on Monday night. Adam Duvall hit one so hard it left the yard by a long, long way.
— Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.
— Alex Wood just wanted to find a nice rhythm again in his return from a bout with coronavirus, to continue working toward feeling at full strength come playoff time.
Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna's administrative leave under the MLB-MLBPA joint domestic violence policy has been extended through Friday, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Pinch-hitting Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman lofted a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to beat the Braves on Friday night.
The Colorado Rockies game at the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of a soggy field caused by rain.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley knew the wet conditions were going to make it tough to grip the ball. That didn't stop him and the Colorado bullpen from shutting down the Atlanta Braves.
— The Colorado Rockies are playing the role of spoilers as they face NL East contenders on the road. Brendan Rodgers likes the vibe.
Here's how the Amazin's match up with the '98 Yankees, the curse-breaking Cubs, the Big Red Machine and others in baseball's divisional era.
— Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo homer off Anthony Bass in the seventh inning, Eddie Rosario went deep off Edward Cabrera in the fourth, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday.
— Bryan De La Cruz and Jesús Sánchez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning against Richard Rodríguez, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
— Jorge Soler had a two-run single during a five-run fifth inning, Ian Anderson tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night.
— Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna has agreed to enter a diversion program that could result in his domestic violence case being dismissed.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
Earned Run Average3.9211th
On Base Percentage.31912th