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 ...

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

Apr 21, 2014

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

It took all afternoon before Curtis Granderson finally generated some goodwill at Citi Field. The slumping Mets newcomer hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and New York outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. “It felt really ...

Uggla slams Phils in ninth

Apr 15, 2014

Uggla slams Phils in ninth

The Braves keep showing they are resilient and powerful. Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning, Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Evan Gattis also homered twice ...

Braves reach agreement with Freeman, Heyward

Feb 5, 2014

Braves reach agreement with Freeman, Heyward

The Atlanta Braves agreed to an eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million on Tuesday. The deal was confirmed by the team on Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, outfielder Jason Heyward and the Braves agreed to a ...

Yankees near deal to acquire catcher McCann

Nov 24, 2013

Yankees near deal to acquire catcher McCann

Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn’t ...

Matsuzaka falls to 0-3 after another bad outing for Mets

Sep 3, 2013

Matsuzaka falls to 0-3 after another bad outing for Mets

Once again struggling with his pace on the mound, New York Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka was roughed up for six runs in three innings in a 13-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Matsuzaka, who spent the bulk of the season with the ...