Braves avoid arbitration with Foltynewicz, 6 others
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have agreed to a $5,475,000, one-year deal with Mike Foltynewicz, avoiding arbitration with the All-Star right-hander.
Atlanta also avoided arbitration with its other six players who were eligible, agreeing with right-hander Kevin Gausman ($9.35 million), ...
Anibal Sanchez deal with Nats includes bonuses for starts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses for starts in each of the next two seasons as part of his $19 million, two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a deal that could be worth $33 million over three years.
Sanchez has salaries of $8 million ...
Nationals again boost rotation, agree to deal with Sanchez
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anibal Sanchez has a new team and his same catcher.
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year, $19 million contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez on Thursday.
The deal includes a team option for 2021.
Sanchez, 34, will add depth to Washington’s ...
Kapler intends to be publicly critical of Phillies players
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler intends to be more publicly critical of his players in his second season following his team’s late fade.
Philadelphia led the NL East in early August, then went 16-33 and wound up with its sixth straight losing record at 80-82.
“One thing ...
Braves hire pitching coach Rick Kranitz to replace Hernandez
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who served in the same role for NL East rival Philadelphia last season.
Kranitz, 60, replaces Chuck Hernandez, who was not retained following Atlanta’s playoff loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kranitz joined ...
New Mets assistant GM Baird believes team ready to win now
NEW YORK (AP) — Allard Baird believes the New York Mets are ready to win now.
“You need impact starting pitching and they have it here. That was one of the attractive things,” he said Thursday, a day after leaving the World Series champion Boston Red Sox to become an assistant general ...
Riggleman knows he may be viewed as Mets’ manager in waiting
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after he was hired as the New York Mets’ bench coach, Jim Riggleman acknowledged he may be viewed as a manager in waiting should Mickey Callaway be fired.
“I certainly understand that, but I just don’t let myself go there,” Riggleman said Tuesday. “I really fully ...
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning.
Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday night, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season.
The 26-year-old Betts won for ...
If hired as general manager of the New York Mets, Doug Melvin likely would keep Mickey Callaway as manager.
The former Texas and Milwaukee GM has his second interview Tuesday with the Mets, meeting with owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Agent Brodie Van ...
Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker has a two-year contract for only the second time in his 43 years with the Braves.
It’s little wonder that Snitker, who turns 63 on Wednesday, said Monday he never assumed he’d be asked to return as manager even after leading Atlanta to a surprise NL East ...
Dodgers to start Ryu in Game 1 of NLDS against Braves
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers at home in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
The defending National League champions said ace Clayton Kershaw will take the ball Friday in Game 2.
Mike Foltynewicz (13-10, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one.
Powered by dominant pitching.
Syndergaard threw his first ...
NL East champ Braves drop finale, wait for NL West champ
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves are set to open the playoffs on the road.
All they need is an NL West champion to play.
Needing at least a win to have a shot at home field in the NLDS, the Braves lost to the Philadelphia ...
Freeman, Braves rout Phils 10-2, push for playoff home field
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are savoring their turnaround.
Freddie Freeman hit three doubles in a four-hit performance and drove in three runs as the Braves kept up their push for home-field advantage in the playoffs, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 Friday ...
Teheran sharp in playoff audition, Braves fall to Mets 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Julio Teheran delivered a final pitch, watched the shortstop drift back to make a nice catch and walked off the mound clapping his right hand and glove together.
After the game, Braves manager Brian Snitker applauded Teheran, too.
Teheran looked sharp in his last ...
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Braves SS Swanson torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it’s unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions.
Swanson traveled from New York to Atlanta on Wednesday to get his wrist and hand examined by team ...
NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight
NEW YORK (AP) — With the playoffs around the corner and the Atlanta Braves rolling along, the last thing the NL East champions need is an injury to their starting shortstop.
Dansby Swanson exited Tuesday ...
Mets assistant GM: Callaway expected back next year
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets assistant general manager John Ricco says he fully anticipates rookie skipper Mickey Callaway coming back next year despite New York’s disappointing season.
Ricco might not be the one making that call, though. He has been running baseball operations along with special ...
Reserves lead Braves to 5th straight win, eliminate Phillies
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker gave most of his everyday players some time off a day after Atlanta clinched the NL East.
Lane Adams took advantage of a rare opportunity.
“You see the fun the starters have day in and day out,” Adams said. “When I saw my name in the lineup ...
Braves clinch NL East crown; Yankees claim AL wild card spot
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby ...
Nationals, eliminated from playoff contention, beat Mets 6-0
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals turned in one of their best performances on the day the meaningful portion of their season ended.
Rookie Austin Voth and four relievers combined on a one-hitter, and the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Saturday, hours after they were ...
Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration.
This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago.
“You could tell after the first week ...
LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record
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The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 ...
Braves move to brink of division title, beat Phillies 6-5
ATLANTA (AP) — The Baby Braves are all grown up.
It’s almost time to celebrate.
With another gutty performance that pushed Atlanta to the brink of its first NL East title since 2013, the Braves bounced back from Ronald Acuna Jr.’s defensive blunder with a five-run seventh inning that ...
Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer.
Even better, some players who could play key roles on Atlanta’s postseason roster looked playoff-ready.
Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.
Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins ...
LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up
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BUBBLY ON ICE
For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division ...
Braves snap 4-game losing streak behind Freeman, Toussaint
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman spent the previous four seasons playing for an Atlanta team that averaged 90 losses a year.
Now that the Braves are back challenging for a division title, the All-Star first baseman knows his club can’t afford any long losing streaks.
“It’s been four ...
Hoskins HR sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta trip
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a monthlong swoon, Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies are ready to make one final push for a playoff berth.
Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Phillies kept pace in the NL East with a 4-0 victory over the New York ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt loved watching Yadier Molina grind out a big at-bat in the eighth inning.
With the bases loaded and two outs in a two-run game, Shildt got exactly what he wanted from Molina, a veteran star catcher who has helped St. Louis chase down plenty of ...
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts and Bryce Harper tied a season high with five walks as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Anthony Rendon drove in two runs for the Nationals (77-75), who moved to within 6 ½ games of ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs.
He’s 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt.
“I’ve been fortunate enough that when I’ve ...
O’Brien, Marlins keep Phillies from moving up with 6-4 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez gave Philadelphia a fast start, homering on the first pitch from Jose Urena. But the Phillies couldn’t sustain it and missed a chance to move up in the playoff race.
Peter O’Brien homered and drove in three runs as the Miami Marlins blunted ...
Braves’ NL East lead still 6½ games after 6-4 loss to Nats
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb is fighting for a spot in the rotation for the Atlanta Braves’ hopeful march to the postseason.
The way he’s been going recently at home, Newcomb is leaving doubt that he can handle the job.
“It’s just more a mentality,” he said. “I’ve got to go out there ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler is keeping an eye on the NL playoff picture. He’s watching even closer to see how his Philadelphia Phillies handle their place in the standings.
He was happy with their resolve Saturday night.
Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out twice and reached base once in his first six at-bats against Nationals ace Max Scherzer.
“I think it helps having some previous at-bats against him,” Acuna said through a translator. “I just went in with the same approach. I wanted to have fun out ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A surprising first half and a surge in early August had the Philadelphia Phillies in prime position to reach the postseason.
Then they fell apart.
Since completing a four-game sweep over the Miami Marlins on Aug. 5, the Phillies (74-71) are 11-23 and 0-10-1 in ...
Baez’s bunt single lifts Cubs past Nationals in 10 innings
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got nearly everything they wanted out of their day trip to Washington to face the Nationals, and Javier Baez was in the middle of nearly all of it.
Reliever Pedro Strop’s hamstring injury while running the bases was a notable exception.
Strasburg strikes out 9, Nats beat Phillies 5-1 for sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Aaron Nola can’t stop Philadelphia’s skid, the Phillies are in trouble.
Stephen Strasburg threw seven impressive innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and the Washington Nationals beat the freefalling Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night to ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a day when Anibal Sanchez didn’t have his best command, he found a way to help the Atlanta Braves on their march toward the postseason.
Sanchez kept the Braves close with six strong innings, pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth, and the ...
Mike Foltynewicz pitches 6-hitter as Braves beat Giants 4-1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz has minimal experience pitching in meaningful September games, so saving the Braves bullpen and going the distance as NL East-leading Atlanta gained separation in the division meant so much at this stage.
Foltynewicz pitched a six-hitter to win for the ...
Newcomb goes 6 strong, Albies provides jolt as Braves top SF
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are threatening to turn a tight NL East race into a runaway finish.
Sean Newcomb pitched six strong innings, Ozzie Albies sparked the offense with two extra-base hits and Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Monday night.
Braves rally in 9th, beat skidding D-backs 9-5, boost lead
PHOENIX (AP) — Ender Inciarte failed to execute a sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning. It worked out just fine for the Atlanta Braves.
Facing a 3-2 count with two men on, Inciarte swung away and hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during a six-run rally, and the Braves went on to beat the ...
LEADING OFF: Cubs, Nationals settle NLDS in Game 5
A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:
GOING THE DISTANCE
It’s a win-or-go-home Game 5 in the NL Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals at 8:08 p.m. EDT. Kyle Hendricks pitches for the World Series champion Cubs after beating ...
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