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Freeman homers, Braves rally from 6-0 deficit to beat Phillies, 7-6
Former Braves Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox tears down the number six, his old uniform number, counting down five games left to play at Turner Field during a MLB baseball game on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 1:39 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Freddie Freeman extended his hitting and on-base streaks emphatically with a fourth-inning home run Tuesday night against the Phillies at Turner Field. But the Braves they trailed 6-0 at the time, Julio Teheran having given up a first-inning grand slam to Ryan Howard on the way to the Atlanta ace’s ...
Mallex back in lineup, to get a start at each outfield spot
Mallex Smith was in the starting lineup Tuesday for the first time in more than four months, since a broken thumb landed the rookied outfielder on the DL in mid-June. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

8:12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

For the first time in more than four months, outfielder Mallex Smith was back in the Braves starting Tuesday, and probably will be for the next two games as well.Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said he planned to give Smith a start at each outfield position during the three-game Phillies ...
Like much of MLB, Freeman still coming to grips with Fernandez death
Fans created a shrine of sorts for Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park in Miami, after the great young pitcher died in a boating accident in the early morning hours Sunday. The Braves-Marlins game that day was cancelled, and Freddie Freeman bought a Fernandez jersey and wore it on the Braves’ flight back to Atlanta. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Updated: 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Before the Braves left Miami Sunday afternoon, after their game against the Marlins was cancelled following the tragic death of Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, Freddie Freeman went to the Marlins team store at the stadium and bought a Fernandez jersey. He wore it on the bus ride to ...
Braves trade Beckham to Giants for minor league INF
Gordon Beckham (left) was traded Tuesday to the San Francisco Giants. (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

Updated: 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

It’s not often that a player gets traded in the final week of the season, but it happened Tuesday when the Braves traded backup infielder Gordon Beckham to the Giants for minor league infielder Rich Rodriguez. Beckham, 30, will provide some depth in the remaining regular-season games for the Giants ...
Bobby Cox bids farewell to Turner Field

8:58 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Six games remain in the life of Turner Field, so it's only natural for No. 6 to make an appearance. Former Braves manager Bobby Cox returns to the scene where he celebrated 14-straight division titles and a World Series championship to commemorate Atlanta's home of the Braves in its final ...
Freeman is NL Player of the Week for third time in 3 1/2 months
Freddie Freeman won his third National League Player of the Week award in a span of 3 1/2 months. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Streaking Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was named the National League’s Player of the Week on Monday, the third time he’s won the award since mid-June. Freeman was 11-for-22 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBIs in six games, with a .593 on-base percentage and .909 slugging percentage. He ...
Plenty have had big parts in Braves’ offensive transformation
Leadoff man Ender Inciarte and cleanup hitter Matt Kemp have been two major reasons for the Braves’ midseason offensive turnaround. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Updated: 4:57 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Remember when the Braves’ offense was the worst in the majors, so bad that some observers – a lot, actually – opined that Freddie Freeman didn’t sign on for this and probably would ask to be traded and the Braves should comply?Sure you remember. It was only a few months ...
‘Standing room only’ tickets for Braves’ Turner Field finale on sale
The Braves have six more games at Turner Field, their home since 1997. (Contributed by Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves)

10:33 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

The Braves are selling “standing room only” tickets for Sunday’s final game at Turner Field. The tickets for the 3:10 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers, priced at $20 apiece, went on sale at mid-morning Monday at www.Braves.com/tickets and the Turner Field ticket windows. Buyers of the “limited number” of ...
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 pitcher Jose Fernandez shared baby news just before his death

Updated: 4:29 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Just five days ago, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez posted a picture of his girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, on Instagram, announcing that they would be having a baby together.  The black and white photo shows Mendoza holding her growing stomach while in a bikini on the beach.  Related: Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez ...
Braves shocked, saddened by death of Marlins star Jose Fernandez

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. ...
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez death: 5 things to know

Updated: 12:29 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

The death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has rocked the world of Major League Baseball. The 24-year-old died in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, early Sunday. >> Read more trending stories Here are 5 things to know about the death of Jose Fernandez: Speed may have ...
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has died

Updated: 2:06 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ standout young pitcher, died in a boating wreck early Sunday, the Miami Herald reported. Around 3 a.m., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue got a call about a possible boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. CBS Miami reported that officials found the boat crashed into rocks and upside down. ...
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. ...
Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger for rest of season over BLM tweets

10:49 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

The controversial tweets of Mariners’ reserve catcher Steve Clevenger have led to his suspension. Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday for tweets made this week regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement which many found to ...
Dodgers pay tribute to longtime broadcaster Vin Scully
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5:21 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

The Dodgers paid tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully on Friday, and a crowd of 52,320 roared its approval during an hourlong ceremony on his appreciation night before Los Angeles’ 5-2 victory against Colorado. Scully, holding hands with his wife, Sandi, walked from the dugout to home plate ...
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 ...
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