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  • Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update No. 2: New lede: Royals-Tigers; Adds Yankees-rays, Brewers-Marlins Game roundup: Royals back on top of AL Central DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced...
  • Braves' Gattis topples Marlins with solo homer -- again

    MIAMI For the second time in less than a week, starters Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Wood opposed one another. And for the second time in less than a week, an Evan Gattis solo homer decided the outcome. Gattis' blast off Eovaldi last Sunday at Turner Field...
  • Gattis lifts Braves to win with 10th-inning blast

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Gattis lifts Braves to win with 10th-inning blast MIAMI -- The early hitting star in Saturday night's game at Marlins Park was an odd one -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Alex Wood, who was hitting .032....
  • Gattis illness opening door for Braves rookie Bethancourt

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH ATLANTA -- The Braves are getting a good look at rookie Christian Bethancourt, the team's catcher of the future. With slugger Evan Gattis sidelined because of strep throat,...
  • Braves snap 8-game losing streak, defeat Nationals

    The Nationals were just what the free-falling Braves needed. Yes, the first-place Nationals and their star Stephen Strasburg. The Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak by using four home runs to defeat the Nationals, 7-6, on Friday night in their...
  • Bonifacio has 4 hits, Minor strong again in 6-1 win over Mets

    NEW YORK For those who were still skeptical of Braves pitcher Mike Minor after his performance Friday at Cincinnati, where he took a no-hitter to the eighth inning, his seven-plus innings of four-hit ball Thursday against the Mets should help erase any...
  • Braves score early and often in 8-0 rout of Reds

    CINCINNATI After struggling against a good pitcher they were unfamiliar with Wednesday at Pittsburgh, the Braves on Thursday faced a Reds pitcher who had nothing in common with the Pirates' Gerrit Cole other than being the same age. David Holmberg...
  • Braves edge A's to complete sweep

    Braves edge A's to complete sweep ATLANTA -- Things are going so badly for the Oakland Athletics that they can't win even when Jon Lester is pitching. Justin Upton and Chris Johnson backed Mike Minor with home runs, and the Atlanta Braves completed...
  • Reds thwart Braves' late rally, earn series split

    CINCINNATI Aaron Harang's return to Cincinnati didn't go so well, and the Braves' recent five-game winning streak and offensive resurgence suddenly feel like fading memories. Failing to cover first base on an infield single, Harang contributed to his own...
  • Wood, Braves blank Marlins

    Wood, Braves blank Marlins ATLANTA -- Alex Wood finally found his way onto the right side of a 1-0 game. The Braves left-hander, who lost 1-0 decisions earlier this season against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Marlins, pitched eight scoreless...
  • Padres win on walk-off hit, sweep reeling Braves

    SAN DIEGO When a team fails to score after loading the bases with none out, it can be demoralizing. When a team does it twice in a span of 16 hours, it's mind-bogging and probably a good time for a day off. The Braves will get a day off Monday after...