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 ...

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

May 18, 2015

Miller's no-hit bid sinks Redmond

Shelby Miller made the Miami Marlins look so bad they fired their manager. Miller’s no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Justin Bour singled sharply up the middle, and the Atlanta Braves right-hander settled for a two-hitter to beat ...

Harper belts two more homers

May 9, 2015

Harper belts two more homers

After watching Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez playfully issued a warning. “Don’t touch him,” Gonzalez said Friday night. “You might get third-degree burns. That guy’s on fire.” Harper made it five homers in two games and Danny Espinosa ...

Braves hook Marlins early

Apr 8, 2015

Braves hook Marlins early

At least it didn’t rain. Instead, the problem Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins was a deluge against Mat Latos. The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs off Latos in the first inning and beat Miami for the second day in a row to start ...

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 ...