Max Fried strengthened his case for a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation by throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings, Francisco Cervilli and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers and the Braves rolled to an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
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One year ago, just winning the National League East was enough for the rebuilding Atlanta Braves. "The goal now is the big prize," manager Brian Snitker said.
The Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's final year as manager.
Ronald Acuna Jr. became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves clinched at least a tie for first place in the NL East with a 5-4 victory over the...
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season at 21 years old or younger.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Ronald Acuña Jr. slams his 40th home run to give the Braves a 2-0 lead to reach the first part of his 40-40 goal. He's the third player to hit 40 home runs in his age-21 season or younger, joining Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, and he's three stolen bases away from a historic 40-40 season.
Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven smooth innings and the Philadelphia Phillies won their second straight game over the Atlanta Braves, beating the NL East leaders 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Rhys Hoskins and Jose Pirela hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel in Philadelphia's five-run fourth inning and the Phillies escaped in the ninth to beat Atlanta 5-4 on Tuesday night and prevent the Braves from moving closer to clinching the NL East.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Howie Kendrick's homer in St. Louis gave the Nationals a team-record-tying 215 homers this season. At the moment, the Braves and Nats are both tied for their franchise records. With one more dinger apiece, they'll become the ninth and 10th teams this season to set new single-season home run records.
The Atlanta Braves have recalled catcher John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed infielder Charlie Culberson on the 60-day injured list.
For some, Dodgers-Yankees would be too big, and Rays-Brewers would be too small. So what potential Fall Classic clashes would be just right?
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Before speaking with Dodgers P Walker Buehler about LA's culture, Justin Verlander comparisons and a valuable lesson from his grandfather (33:39), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Mike Trout's season-ending injury and how it affects his MVP chances, if Anthony Rizzo's injury kills Chicago's playoff hopes, Charlie Culberson's injury impact on the Braves and more (15:44). Plus, a minor league edition of "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (41:22).
Anibal Sanchez beat his former team for the third time this season, Howie Kendrick homered and drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals prevented a three-game sweep, beating the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday.
Braves utility man Charlie Culberson suffered multiple facial fractures after being hit on the right cheekbone by a 91 mph fastball on Saturday, the team announced Sunday.
The Braves wrapped up a playoff berth Saturday, but there was no celebrating in the postgame clubhouse, as the team remained concerned about utility man Charlie Culberson, who was struck directly on the right cheekbone by a 91 mph fastball in the seventh.
Atlanta's Charlie Culberson left Saturday's game against the Nationals after being hit in the face by a pitch in the seventh inning.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Braves' Charlie Culberson is carted off the field, alert after getting hit directly in the face below the eye by a Fernando Rodney pitch. Culberson had squared to bunt as the ball soared over the top of his bat. Braves manager Brian Snitker has been ejected after the umpires ruled the pitch a strike, saying Culberson had offered at the pitch (he didn't jab the ball, but also didn't move his bat from the bunting position).