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Freeman wins NL Player of the Week Award

Freeman wins NL Player of the Week Award

MLB.com Updated Sep 26 (yesterday)
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman earned National League Player of the Week honors after hitting .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs and seven RBIs in six games last week.
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  • Could Jose Fernandez win the Cy Young posthumously?

    Could Jose Fernandez win the Cy Young posthumously?

    yahoo.com Sep 25 (2 days ago)
    The tragic death of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has devastated the baseball world. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident Sunday morning. The Marlins canceled their game against the Atlanta Braves following the news. Fernandez’s death is s…
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  • Dietrich homers as Marlins snap Braves' streak, stay alive in W…

    Dietrich homers as Marlins snap Braves' streak, stay alive in WC

    MLB.com Sep 24 (3 days ago)
    There's still a heartbeat, albeit a faint one. The Marlins are still alive and kicking in the National League Wild Card race after snapping the Braves' seven-game win streak with a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
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  • Freeman extends hit streak to 28 on RBI single

    Freeman extends hit streak to 28 on RBI single

    MLB.com Sep 24 (3 days ago)
    Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman extended the longest active hitting streak in the Majors to 28 games when he produced an RBI single off Wei-Yen Chen during the first inning of Saturday's game against the Marlins.
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  • Simmons dealing with right forearm discomfort

    Simmons dealing with right forearm discomfort

    MLB.com Sep 24 (3 days ago)
    A little more than three weeks after returning to the big leagues for the first time in more than two years, Braves right-handed reliever Shae Simmons is dealing with yet another arm ailment.
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  • Garcia's late RBI hurts Marlins' WC hopes

    Garcia's late RBI hurts Marlins' WC hopes

    MLB.com Sep 23 (4 days ago)
    All season, the Braves have presented problems to Miami. On Friday night, Adonis Garcia's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Atlanta to a 3-2 comeback win and pushed the Marlins closer to National League Wild Card elimination.
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  • Kemp ejected in third for arguing strike call

    Kemp ejected in third for arguing strike call

    MLB.com Sep 23 (4 days ago)
    Matt Kemp's birthday did not go exactly as he had envisioned. The Braves' left fielder was ejected during the third inning of Friday's 3-2 win over the Marlins after he expressed displeasure toward a strike called against Nick Markakis.
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  • NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi

    NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi

    MLB.com Sep 22 (5 days ago)
    Ender Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run hom…
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  • Kemp's 2 HRs lead win vs. WC-seeking Fish

    Kemp's 2 HRs lead win vs. WC-seeking Fish

    MLB.com Sep 22 (5 days ago)
    he Braves continue to play for more than pride. The way they've heated up, they're spoiling the postseason plans for a couple of National League East rivals. Matt Kemp belted two home runs and Josh Collmenter gave up two runs in seven innings on Thursda…
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  • Kemp's 2 Homers Power Braves to 6-3 Win Over Marlins

    Kemp's 2 Homers Power Braves to 6-3 Win Over Marlins

    nytimes.com Sep 22 (5 days ago)
    Matt Kemp hit two home runs to power the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
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  • Freeman's 42-game on-base streak passes Chipper

    Freeman's 42-game on-base streak passes Chipper

    MLB.com Sep 22 (5 days ago)
    When Freddie Freeman sits down with his good friend Chipper Jones this winter, he can tell the Braves legend what it felt like to break one of his old records. Atlanta's first baseman might also have a chance to do the same with his buddy Dan Uggla.
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  • Ender Inciarte sticks dagger in Mets as Braves sweep series

    Ender Inciarte sticks dagger in Mets as Braves sweep series

    Ender Inciarte sticks dagger in Mets as Braves sweep series
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  • Jose scheduled to start Sunday vs. Braves

    Jose scheduled to start Sunday vs. Braves

    MLB.com Sep 21 (6 days ago)
    For now, Jose Fernandez is scheduled to start Sunday in the series finale with the Braves at Marlins Park. But that outing is subject to change, depending on how the club is trending in the Wild Card standings.
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  • NL wild-card race gets tighter as Mets drop second straight to …

    NL wild-card race gets tighter as Mets drop second straight to Braves

    ESPN.com nytimes.com yahoo.com Sep 20 (7 days ago)
    NL wild-card race gets tighter as Mets drop second straight to Braves
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  • Teheran Stops Contending Mets Again, Braves Win 4th in Row

    Teheran Stops Contending Mets Again, Braves Win 4th in Row

    nytimes.com Sep 20 (7 days ago)
    If the New York Mets wind up reaching the NL wild-card game, at least they won't have to face Julio Teheran.
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  • Braves 7, Mets 3: Noah Syndergaard Loses His Command, and the B…

    Braves 7, Mets 3: Noah Syndergaard Loses His Command, and the Braves Capitalize

    nytimes.com Sep 19
    After a powerful display in the first inning, a rested Syndergaard regressed, giving up five runs before being pulled after three and two-thirds innings.
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  • Blair's 1st Win in 13 Starts Leads Braves Over Mets 7-3

    Blair's 1st Win in 13 Starts Leads Braves Over Mets 7-3

    The Blair Pitch Project started to show results for the Atlanta Braves.
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  • Braves Take Rare Victory Over Nationals, 7-3

    Braves Take Rare Victory Over Nationals, 7-3

    nytimes.com Sep 17
    When he was pitching in the minor leagues earlier this month, Josh Collmenter didn't envision himself beating the Washington Nationals.
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  • Murphy ties Span for single-season hits record

    Murphy ties Span for single-season hits record

    MLB.com Sep 17
    Second baseman Daniel Murphy put himself in the Nationals' record books on Saturday afternoon against the Braves. He tied Denard Span for the most hits in a season with 184.
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  • Video - Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves? 01:36

    Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?

    Mar 10
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
  • Video - Gattis Heading To Houston 02:08

    Gattis Heading To Houston

    Jan 14
    Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
  • Video - Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership 02:37

    Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks Ownership

    Jan 12
    ESPN senior basketball writer Marc Stein discusses Hank Aaron's interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Video - Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade 02:24

    Padres Complete Big Three With Upton Trade

    Dec 19
    Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.