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Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka knows he doesn’t have to pitch perfectly when the Atlanta Braves keep scoring runs so often. “Everything’s just hard-hit baseball after hard-hit baseball,” Soroka said. “It’s contagious. It carries out to the mound for all of us.” Soroka won his eighth straight decision, Ozzie Albies homered and…More

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

By BRIAN HALL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the names of his dad,…More

Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in US Open

Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in US Open

By DOUG FERGUSON PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland hit a shank and a chunk and both times made par, and he made a birdie from a deep divot in the fairway. Such moments, even on a Saturday, can go a long way toward winning a U.S. Open. Even better for Woodland was a…More

McCann delivers 2-run single, Braves win 8th straight

McCann delivers 2-run single, Braves win 8th straight

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — This is why Brian McCann came back to play for his hometown Atlanta Braves, to deliver with his bat in a big spot. “That was one of the best moments I’ve ever had,” McCann said. “To be able to get the win and the fashion that it happened is…More

Braves Win Again, Top Pirates 6-5 & Sweep 4 Game Series

Braves Win Again, Top Pirates 6-5 & Sweep 4 Game Series

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta’s five-run fifth inning to win his rematch with Joe Musgrove, and the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. The Braves have won seven straight to pass Philadelphia for the NL East lead. The…More

Braves Parking PERMIT ONLY for today’s game

Braves Parking PERMIT ONLY for today’s game

ATTENTION BRAVES FANS:  Due to todays’s 12:10 PM start, parking for the game in Braves-controlled lots is permit only, and is SOLD OUT. We recommend fans take rideshare to-and-from tomorrow’s game, or rely on CobbLinc and MARTA Buses. For more information, please visit https://www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/transportation/public-transportationMore

Analysis: Even being injured Durant leads free-agent pack

Analysis: Even being injured Durant leads free-agent pack

By TIM REYNOLDS OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — This was already going to be a summer filled with fireworks in the NBA. Nothing has changed. Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury, the severity of which isn’t yet confirmed, means he probably won’t be able to play much — if any — next season. But this is a testament…More

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MARTÍN JOSÉ ADAMES ALCÁNTARA SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi’s guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the…More

Acuña hits grand slam after early fracas, Braves top Pirates 13-7

Acuña hits grand slam after early fracas, Braves top Pirates 13-7

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove was ejected…More

Ex-Boston slugger David Ortiz shot at Dominican Republic bar

Ex-Boston slugger David Ortiz shot at Dominican Republic bar

By MARTÍN JOSE ADAMES ALCÁNTARA SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized Monday following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at…More

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