ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto.
Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (38-29, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta enters the game as winners of...
McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight
ATLANTA (AP) — Now that his knee is healthy, Brian McCann showed he has plenty of power left at 35 years old.
McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates...
Braves visit the Marlins in division matchup
Atlanta Braves (16-16, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (9-22, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (2-1, 1.62 ERA, 1.08...
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Gausman was ejected trying to settle a score with Jose Ureña, so a couple of home run swings did the job instead for the Atlanta Braves.
Atlanta Braves (9-9, third in the NL East) vs. Cleveland Indians (11-7, first in the NL Central)
Cleveland; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Touki Toussaint (1-0, .00...
ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint was glad to skip his scheduled start at Triple-A Gwinnett.
He made the 30-minute drive over to SunTrust Park and saved the big league club's bullpen from...
Braves lefty Kolby Allard optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves sent eight players to the minors on Tuesday, including left-hander Kolby Allard, who was competing for a spot in the rotation.
Braves pitching staff springing leaks early in camp
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves' pitching rotation was open when spring training began.
Now it is wide-open, and it might not be the only spot.
Toussaint among young candidates for spot in Braves rotation
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino has help for anyone confused by the team's long list of young starting pitchers, including several who had Atlanta auditions in 2018.
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 days, so I thought this was a big win for our team," Freeman said. "I thought we played a quality baseball game today and hopefully we can carry that into this Philly series."
LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Toussaint vs Boston, Yanks-A’s
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
IN THE FIRST PLACE
The Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to beat Miami.
Braves’ Acuna leads off each half of doubleheader with homer
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off one of the rarest feats in baseball history, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to send the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday.
The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves' bullpen in Game 1, powering Atlanta to a 9-1 victory. Haitian-American Touki Toussaint (1-0) pitched six strong innings to win his major league debut.
Braves call up RHP Toussaint to make big league debut
ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint has been called up by the Atlanta Braves to make his major league debut in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
The 22-year-old right-hander is the latest top pitching prospect to debut for the Braves this season. Toussaint follows Mike Soroka and Kolby Allard, who were both 20 when promoted to Atlanta.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called.
"When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'"