Mike Minor loses no-hitter in eighth, gets no-decision in Braves extra-inning win
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So close to history, so far from a victory. That seems to be the theme of the week for starting pitchers. One day after David Price pitched a complete game one-hitter and lost in his return to Tampa Bay, Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor came danger…Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves have mixed results in challenges vs. BucsMLB.com Aug 20 (2 days ago)Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Review shows Wood nabbed Harrison at secondMLB.com Aug 20 (2 days ago)Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gained a potentially important out when he successfully challenged Angel Hernandez's call on a pickoff move during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Pirates at PNC Park.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)M.L.B. Commissioner Bud Selig made a rare visit to the home of the Oakland A’s, sitting for his first news conference since his primary deputy, Rob Manfred, was elected to replace him.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)Fredi Gonzalez has seen this before. Every summer it seems.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves roll to fifth straight win with rout of BucsMLB.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)Aaron Harang went 8 1/3 strong innings and Justin Upton led the charge with five RBIs as the Braves pushed their win streak to five with an 11-3 rout of the Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins are good and not going away anytime soonMLB.com Aug 18 (4 days ago)As much as we've focused on the Nationals and Braves, as much as we wanted to see if the Phillies had one last run in them, the Marlins have kept going.Upvote Share TweetJason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves sweep aside doubters with big weekendMLB.com Aug 18 (5 days ago)Anybody who had written off the Atlanta Braves as postseason contenders had all weekend to consider a retraction.Upvote Share Tweet
Minor outduels Lester as Braves sweep A'sMLB.com Aug 18 (5 days ago)A rejuvenated and confident Mike Minor delivered the seven sparkling innings that helped the Braves complete a three-game sweep with Sunday night's 4-3 win over the A's. Justin Upton and Chris Johnson provided the necessary offensive contributions with …Upvote Share TweetJustin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Naked Idiot On Turner Field Delays Athletics-Braves Gamedeadspin.com Aug 17 (5 days ago)In the sixth inning at Turner Field last night, an idiot on the field brief(less)ly interrupted the game between the Braves and Athletics. He was really, really, incredibly nude. Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Gray off his game as A's fall into first-place tieMLB.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)Sonny Gray suffered his fourth straight loss and so did the A's, as the starter set and the team matched a season-worst skid in a 4-3 loss to the Braves on Saturday night in front of 40,760 fans at Turner Field. With the Angels beating the Rangers, the …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)Everybody has a bad day at the office every now and then. Unfortunately for ball boys and ball girls around MLB, their bad days are often on display for rather large audiences to witness and ridicule. Such was the case for the ball boy stationed along t…Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez's daily optimism turns into realityMLB.com Aug 16The Braves had lost 12 of their last 15 games. The offense was the problem, not the solution. In eight of those losses, the Braves had scored two runs or less. But you wouldn't have known there was a hint of a slump by the Braves' performance with the b…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Aug 15The Toronto Blue Jays activated Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Anthony Gose to the minors on Friday before their game at the Chicago White Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves Break Out With 4 Homers, Beat A's 7-2nytimes.com Aug 15Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night in the opening game of the interleague series.Upvote Share Tweet
Minor Takes No-No Into EighthAug 22Mike Minor's no-hitter ended in the eighth inning, but Justin Upton's two-run homer in the 12th lifted the Braves to a 3-1 win over the Reds.
Braves Blank RedsAug 21The Braves rolled the Reds 8-0 for Atlanta's sixth win in its last seven games.
Pirates Rally Past BravesAug 20The Pirates came back to beat the Braves 3-2 and snap their seven-game losing streak.
Pirates Rally Past BravesAug 20Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Pirates came back to beat the Braves 3-2 and snap their seven-game losing streak.
Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons among final U…Aug 23USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
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Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…Aug 21The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…Aug 21The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, sources close to the talks confirmed…