Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Dec 4, 2014

Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed on Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis. The Braves probably aren’t done dealing, either. The 31-year-old Markakis spent the first nine years of his ...

Pirates clinch playoff berth

Sep 24, 2014

Pirates clinch playoff berth

Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn’t glance at the out-of-town scoreboard. Cole insisted he didn’t know his win over Atlanta had clinched a playoff spot for Pittsburgh until he walked into the clubhouse and saw the lockers covered ...

Nationals beat Braves, win division

Sep 17, 2014

Nationals beat Braves, win division

The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field. They were saving the real celebration for the clubhouse. The Nationals wrapped up their second NL East ...

Braves end skid against Nats

Sep 11, 2014

Braves end skid against Nats

Fredi Gonzalez cannot explain why the Braves have done so well against Stephen Strasburg. The Atlanta manager is just glad his team beat the Washington ace once again. Aaron Harang outdueled Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Braves avoided a series ...

Hamels, trio no-hit Braves

Sep 2, 2014

Hamels, trio no-hit Braves

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and said he was fine with manager Ryne Sandberg’s ...

Kershaw fans nine in complete-game victory

Aug 1, 2014

Kershaw fans nine in complete-game victory

Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn’t get it, the Dodgers’ ace finished off the Braves on his own. He scattered nine hits and ...

Saltalamacchia lifts Marlins to win over Braves

Jul 25, 2014

Saltalamacchia lifts Marlins to win over Braves

Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows most teams don’t get many chances to beat Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 3-2 ...

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Jun 22, 2014

Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves

Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals in a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. The Nationals took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the ...

Iwakuma shuts down Braves

Jun 5, 2014

Iwakuma shuts down Braves

Lloyd McClendon’s unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team’s scoring potential. As it turned out, Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stingy bullpen didn’t need much offense. Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Mariners beat ...

Tanaka maintains unbeaten record

May 10, 2014

Tanaka maintains unbeaten record

The fan wanted a hug. Derek Jeter just wanted to get out of the way. Jeter calmly eluded a fan that tried to meet him in the sixth inning of the New York Yankees’ 5-3 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Masahiro ...

Fernandez sparkles against Braves

Apr 30, 2014

Fernandez sparkles against Braves

Jose Fernandez got booed for not running out a grounder, and felt a tiny twinge of disappointment about not getting a chance to finish off what could have been his first complete game. Everything else for the Miami Marlins’ young ace went perfectly once ...