/ Apr 7, 2017

Slugger Howard accepts minor league deal with Braves

Free agent slugger Ryan Howard has reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, hoping for another chance to play in the majors. The 37-year-old Howard wasn’t signed by the Philadelphia Phillies after last season. The Braves made the deal Thursday. Howard will ...

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

/ Apr 7, 2017

Harvey looks like ace of old as Mets top Braves

Matt Harvey walked from the mound to the dugout and raised his glove with his pitching hand, acknowledging fans chanting his name. At least for a night, The Dark Knight returned. “I obviously have one less rib, but I feel strong and ready to ...

Braves outslug Yankees, win debut in new stadium

/ Apr 1, 2017

Braves outslug Yankees, win debut in new stadium

Bartolo Colon began his career the year Turner Field opened. Big Sexy wound up outlasting the Ted. The 43-year-old Colon got in a final tuneup for his 20th big league season in Atlanta’s first game at SunTrust Park, going three innings as the Braves ...

/ Oct 8, 2016

Braves part ways with McDowell

The Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell’s contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team ...

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

/ Sep 13, 2016

Ichiro raps out 3 hits, raises average to .301

Miami outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI Monday to raise his average to .301 and move up in the 3,000-hit club list and take sole possession of 25th place, but the Atlanta Braves beat the Marlins 12-7. At Turner Field, Ichiro doubled ...

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

/ Apr 15, 2016

Harper's 100th career homer lifts Nationals

After connecting on his first grand slam and 100th career home run, Bryce Harper is already thinking ahead to bigger milestones. His manager is invoking names like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Harper smashed a panel on an electronic signboard with his slam in ...

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

/ Apr 5, 2016

Murphy victorious in Nats debut

Extra innings on the road left Dusty Baker exhausted but happy in his debut as Nationals manager. “It’s kind of like the game telling me, welcome back,” Baker said. Daniel Murphy, also making his Washington debut, was a huge hit with a home run ...

Zimmerman, Nats maul sinking Braves

/ Sep 4, 2015

Zimmerman, Nats maul sinking Braves

With a series loss in St. Louis behind them and a showdown with the New York Mets beginning on Monday, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a breather Thursday night. Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, Jordan Zimmermann pitched six ...

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

/ Aug 29, 2015

Offense carries Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka overcame a nightmarish start to go seven innings and pick up his 10th win of the season as the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 15-4 on Friday evening. Before 35,546 at Turner Field, Tanaka (10-6) allowed three runs on five ...

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

/ Jun 24, 2015

Nationals' Strasburg solid in return

Stephen Strasburg’s return from the disabled list was delayed over two hours by an intense thunderstorm. Strasburg was pretty intense himself. The right-hander pitched five shutout innings in his return from the disabled list, Anthony Rendon tied his career-high with four hits and the ...

Belt, Heston carry Giants

/ May 29, 2015

Belt, Heston carry Giants

Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends. Belt’s opposite-field, solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta ...