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Braves shocked, saddened by death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, one of baseball brightest young stars, died in a boating accident early Sunday morning. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Updated: 5:54 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

When they first heard that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, many Braves players and coaches were in their team bus, headed to the ballpark to play the Marlins. They couldn’t believe the news. Two hours later, some still struggled to comprehend it.The ...
Braves, Marlins reactions: Disbelief, sadness after Fernandez death
Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez at 2015 spring training. The Marlins star was killed in an early morning boating accident Sunday. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

5:06 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

MIAMI — Braves and Marlins players and managers reacted with shock and numbing sadness Sunday to the death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. ** FREDDIE FREEMAN, Braves first baseman “I’m at a loss for words. Utter disbelief, shock. Hoping to wake up from this nightmare. One ...
Teheran, Folty to start first games of final homestand
Julio Teheran will start Tuesday against the Phillies in the first game of the Braves’ final homestand at Turner Field. He had been scheduled to pitch Sunday at Miami, but that game was cancelled after death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez in a boating accident. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

4:31 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

MIAMI –Julio Teheran will start Tuesday followed by Mike Foltynewicz on Wednesday in the first two games of the Braves’ final homestand of the season and their last ever at Turner Field.Teheran had been scheduled to start Sunday’s series finale at Miami, but that game was cancelled after the tragic ...
Marlins snap Braves win streak at 7, but Freeman streaks continue
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Aaron Blair pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, Sept  24, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Rob Foldy)

Updated: 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

MIAMI – While the Braves’ seven-game winning streak was snapped and they lost for just the second time this season at Marlins Park, sizzling Freddie Freeman continued on one of the more impressive extended stretches of hitting we’ve seen in quite some time.In a 6-4 loss Saturday night, Freeman had ...
Oz should be ready for spring; Viz questionable for return this year
Braves reliever Arodys Vizcaino, on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, has been throwing again but might not make it back before the end of the season. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

7:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

MIAMI – The Braves don’t know if Viz will make it back this season, but they expect Oz to be fully recovered by the start of spring training.That’s reliever Arodys Vizcaino, who has been on the 15-day disabled list for 3 ½ weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, and ...
Braves reliever Simmons slowed again by arm soreness
Braves reliever Shae Simmons has forearm soreness and hasn’t pitched since Sept. 18. (AP file photo)

6:52 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

MIAMI – The Braves hoped that Shae Simmons could finish the season with a convincing September and re-establish himself as a reliever they could count on for 2017.Instead, the hard-throwing right-hander been slowed once again by arm issues, this time forearm soreness that’s kept him out of games since Sept. ...
Braves’ 3-2 comeback win pushes streak to season-high 7 games

Updated: 1:27 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

MIAMI – Freddie Freeman extended his hitting and on-base streaks and reached another milestone, Matt Wisler pitched six strong innings, and birthday boy Matt Kemp and Braves interim manager Brian Snitker got thrown out.It was an eventful Friday night at Marlins Park, and ultimately the streaking Braves did what they’ve ...
Kemp, then Snitker ejected after arguing about strike zone
Braves interim manager Brian Snitker (43) argues a call with home plate umpire Adam Hamari in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

12:27 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

MIAMI — Matt Kemp didn’t expect to spend part of his 32nd birthday watching the Braves’ comeback win on TV, nor did Brian Snitker plan on watching the final 5 1/2 innings from a similar vantage point after getting ejected moments after Kemp did in the third inning.But with the ...
Braves players say Snitker’s done ‘great job’ in difficult situation
Adonis Garcia, right, is among the many Braves who’ve praised the job that Brian Snitker has done since taking over as interim manager May 17. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

7:03 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

MIAMI – Most observers figured Brian Snitker was a 40-year company man the Braves tabbed to take the wheel of a skidding 9-28 team in May and merely keep it from careening off a cliff and bursting into flames, figuratively speaking. But instead of just getting the Braves through a ...
5 things to know about the Braves Friday
Matt Kemp (left) had two homers Thursday and has had a major effect on the Braves’ lineup since he was traded from San Diego to Atlanta and joined the Braves Aug. 2. Freddie Freeman (right) bats in front of Kemp in the order and Freeman’s already hot bat got hotter after Kemp’s arrival. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

1:11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

MIAMI — Five things to know about the Braves Friday: — Their 6-3 win Thursday gave them a six-game winning streak, an 18-12 record in their past 30 and a 62-91 record with nine games to play. If they win at least six more the Braves will improve upon their ...
Kemp homers twice as Braves win sixth straight
Braves’ Josh Collmenter pitches against the Marlins on Thursday in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Updated: 11:29 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

MIAMI – Their offense ranks among the majors’ best since Matt Kemp arrived Aug. 2, and the Braves haven’t lost since veteran pitcher Josh Collmenter made his Atlanta debut six days ago. These are not your April-May Braves, folks.The Marlins felt the brunt of Atlanta’s recent trade acquisitions Thursday, when ...
Inciarte’s ‘GameEnder’ catch still buzzed about a day later
Ender Inciarte celebrates with Adonis Garcia after Garcia’s three-run homer that powered the Braves’ Tuesday win against the Mets. It was Inciarte who drove in the winning run Wednesday, then made the catch of the season for the Braves to rob Yoenis Cespedes of a would-be game-winning homer for the final out of a 4-3 win that gave the Braves a sweep of the Mets. (Getty Images)

8:19 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

MIAMI – A day later and more than 1,000 miles south in Miami, Braves players and manager Brian Snitker were still being asked about The Catch. Or, as it quickly became known on social media, #GameEnder.And there wasn’t a person in the visitor’s clubhouse at Miami on Thursday that was ...
Inciarte’s ‘GameEnder’ catch still buzzed about a day later
Ender Inciarte celebrates with Adonis Garcia after Garcia’s three-run homer that powered the Braves’ Tuesday win against the Mets. It was Inciarte who drove in the winning run Wednesday, then made the catch of the season for the Braves to rob Yoenis Cespedes of a would-be game-winning homer for the final out of a 4-3 win that gave the Braves a sweep of the Mets. (Getty Images)

7:33 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

MIAMI – A day later and more than 1,000 miles south in Miami, Braves players and manager Brian Snitker were still being asked about The Catch. Or, as it quickly became known on social media, #GameEnder. And there wasn’t a person in the visitor’s clubhouse at Miami on Thursday that ...
Liberty Media CEO: Braves have ‘more upside’ in new stadium
Freddie Freeman has led the Braves’ offensive resurgence since the All-Star break. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

1:41 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

The chief executive of Braves owner Liberty Media took note of the team’s improved play at an investment conference in New York Thursday and predicted “more upside” when it moves to SunTrust Park next year. “We have a young team, not invested a lot, opportunity to improve it, and (are) ...
Ender Inciarte ends game, stirs debate: Greatest Braves catch ever?
Atlanta Braves' interim manager Brian Snitker embraces Braves' center fielder Ender Inciarte (11) who still has the ball limn his hand after robbing New York Mets Yoenis Cepedes of a game-winning, three-run home run for the final out in the ninth inning of the Braves' 4-3 victory over the Mets in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

7:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

A congratulatory snuggle from Snitker. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) A cost of the Atlanta Braves’ great selloff was the loss of the great defenders Andrelton Simmons and Jason Heyward. A slightly obscured benefit of John Coppolella’s manic dealing was the addition of Ender Inciarte, himself a great defender. If we check ...

Spectacular game-Ender catch finishes Braves sweep of Mets
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  Ender Inciarte #11 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates after robbing Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets of a game winning home run to end the game  at Citi Field on September 21, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Updated: 1:36 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

NEW YORK – Call him Game Ender, and perhaps go ahead and start engraving Ender Inciarte’s name on a Gold Glove.The Braves came back from three-run deficit Wednesday and swept the Mets with a 4-3 win in a game that ended in spectacular fashion when Inciarte sprinted over 100 feet ...
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