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Asher strong in return, Phillies beat Nationals 4-1
WASHINGTON — Alec Asher's first tour with the Philadelphia Phillies went very badly.This time around he's off to a great start.Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer, Asher pitched six innings of two-hit ball coming off a suspension, and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday night.Asher, acquired from the Rangers in the trade for Cole Hamels, ended last season in the Phillies' starting rotation and went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA in seven starts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies National League Ryan Howard World Series National League East Cole Hamels Atlanta Braves
Mets in playoff position thanks to two surprise contributors
ATLANTA — Now the Mets are the hunted. One more break went in the Mets’ direction Thursday — an off day for manager Terry Collins’ crew — when the Cardinals lost 12-5 to the Brewers. With that development, the Mets moved a half-game ahead of the Cardinals in the race for the NL’s second wild...
322 points by New York Post | Atlanta Braves National League Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Houston Astros San Francisco Giants National League East Super Bowl XV
2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era
From 1998 through 2005, the Killer B's in their various incarnations were the heart and soul of the Astros' most successful period - four National League Central titles, two NL wild cards and the franchise's lone World Series appearance. [...] like Biggio, he never played for any other major league team, finishing his 15-year career as the Astros' all-time leader in home runs (449) and RBIs (1,529). [...] baseman Sean Berry was another integral member of the group from 1996 to 1998. A new B emerged in July 1999 when the Astros called up Lance Berkman, who had been their top draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, where in his final season he hit the astounding collegiate total of 41 home runs. Berkman garnered only 93 at-bats in his first Astros season, but with Bell dealt away in a December 1999 trade to the New York Mets, Berkman batted .297 with 21 home runs and a .949 OPS in 2000 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. The Astros secured the wild card on the season's final day, and a 3-2 NLDS win over the Braves marked the first postseason series victory in franchise history. [...] in 2005, the Killer B's era culminated in the Astros' first World Series appearance. The White Sox won the first two games in Chicago, following a 5-3 victory in Game 1 with a dramatic 7-6 triumph that ended on a ninth-inning walkoff home run by Scott Podsednik, who had no homers in the regular season. A bad shoulder had limited Bagwell to 39 regular-season games, and that final game of the World Series would mark the last time he, Biggio and Berkman played together.
47 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Major League Baseball World Series Boston Red Sox National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
Nova, Kang lead Pirates to 4-1 win over slumping Reds
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Reds' losing streak to five games. Nova (12-6) pitched his second complete ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball statistics Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees Major League Baseball Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians World Series
Strasburg avoids nightmare scenario, but will he pitch this season?
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Nationals don’t know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament. Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI exam did not reveal...
2 points by New York Post | Injury Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Baseball statistics Physical trauma Tommy John surgery Philadelphia Phillies
Nationals say Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Washington Nationals don't know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament.Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI did not reveal ligament damage. Strasburg had Tommy John surgery in August 2011.
-1 points by Boston Herald | National League Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves Cy Young Award National League East Washington Nationals Baseball Pitcher
Stephen Strasburg UCL in elbow intact, return date unknown
The Sports Xchange Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg avoided a catastrophic elbow injury but his status for the remainder of the season is unknown.
4 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Atlanta Braves Remainder Tommy John surgery 2007 Major League Baseball season
The 2 closers Yankees could target this winter: ex-MLB GM
SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel host and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks playoff push and offseason plans for both New York teams with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Is this season a success for Yankees with or without playoffs? A: It’s exciting in that they only had to take a little step back and not...
30 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves CC Sabathia National League Cleveland Indians
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's aching elbow is not a season-ending injury, team says
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start Wednesday in the third inning because of discomfort in the back of his right elbow, has a strained flexor mass and there is no timetable for his return.  Paul Lessard, Washington’s director of athletic training,  says the injury...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball New York Yankees National League Atlanta Braves World Series Texas Rangers Walk-off home run Jackie Robinson
Braves prospect Albies injures right elbow

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Bragbook for Sept. 9

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Braves owner ‘excited’ to spend $4.4B to add Formula One to lineup

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Critics of Mets’ Tim Tebow deal don’t get how this game works
Those who think Tim Tebow’s presence somewhere on a low-level minor league team will block some youngster’s dream don’t exactly know how this wheel works. Understand that teams employ a couple hundred minor leaguers to give a forum for perhaps 20-25 special ones to have teams with which to play and games in which to...
179 points by New York Post | Minor league baseball Major League Baseball New York Yankees Attention span Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine
How college football openers ranked on Atlanta TV

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Koji Uehara strikes out two in first outing back
SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox aren't only headed to Toronto in first place, they're headed to Toronto with a sign that Koji Uehara can once again help their bullpen — their weakest link of late.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants Baseball Cy Young Award San Diego Padres Atlanta Braves
US media mogul John Malone completes $8.5bn F1 takeover
Billionaire media tycoon Malone has completed an $8.5bn mega deal to purchase Formula One. Read Full Article at RT.com
19 points by Russia Today | Formula One Red Bull Racing Concorde Agreement News Corporation 2005 United States Grand Prix Atlanta Braves Formula One Group Cosworth
No magic wand: Tigers shut out by White Sox
Detroit held to seven hits but doesn't lose any ground in AL Central race (4½ games back) as Cleveland falls to Houston.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers 2005 World Series Florida Marlins Handedness Left-handedness
Kluber loses for first time since July, Astros down Indians
Kluber (15-9) had won his previous seven decisions.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cy Young Award Baseball statistics Pitcher Houston Astros Cleveland Indians Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves
Report: Tim Tebow to sign with N.Y. Mets

801 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta Georgia Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves DeKalb County Georgia Fulton County Georgia WSB Cox Enterprises
5 things to know tonight: Bishop Eddie Long recovering from a 'health challenge'

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Braves rally but fall to Nats

112 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Washington Nationals Baseball positions Atlanta Braves Ryan Zimmerman Chicago White Sox
Five reasons Mets are better than 50-50 to make playoffs
CINCINNATI — Can they be the comeback kids for a second straight year? The mood was bleak outside the visitors’ clubhouse in San Francisco on Aug. 19 as Terry Collins conducted his postgame press briefing, after a fourth loss in five games had pushed the Mets two games below .500 and 5 ½ lengths removed...
91 points by New York Post | Florida Marlins New York Mets World Series Major League Baseball Curtis Granderson Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants
Formula One snapped up for $8 billion
Formula One may soon have a new owner but it looks like the man behind the wheel is going nowhere -- for now at least.
21 points by CNN | Formula One Atlanta Braves Flavio Briatore John C. Malone Silverstone Circuit 2005 United States Grand Prix Liberty Media Bernie Ecclestone
Back from DL, Strasburg leaves game in 3rd inning
WASHINGTON – Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rook...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Atlanta Braves Babe Ruth National League Cy Young Award
Greene on bullpen crash: 'This one's on me'
For a team seemingly on a September streak, this one stung.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Chicago White Sox Baseball statistics Playoffs 2005 World Series Baseball Brad Ausmus U.S. Cellular Field Atlanta Braves
Braves rookie Swanson homers again

2387 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta Braves Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Inside-the-park home run National League Major League Baseball
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg exits game early with elbow pain
Strasburg ended up pitching just 2 1/3 innings and 42 pitches.         
153 points by Arizona Republic | National League Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs San Francisco Giants World Series Cincinnati Reds National League East
Strasburg feels pinch in elbow, Nats beat Braves in 11th
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg winced and, no doubt, so did everyone else who roots for the Washington Nationals.The Washington ace felt a pinch in the back of his right elbow in the third inning and was forced to make an early exit Wednesday night in his first start since returning from the disabled list.With a stadium full of teammates and fans wondering what went wrong, the NL East leaders went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball National League National League East Baseball statistics Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Barry Bonds
Benintendi, Swanson among MLB’s top rookies this season
Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit’s rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves National League Oakland Athletics
Cubs' uniforms get golden touch
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs will commemorate their 2016 World Series title with a golden touch for the first two home games. The lettering on the Cubs' uniforms will be stitched in gold for their first two games on April 10 and 12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, gold trim will...
5 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago Cubs World Series Chicago White Sox Pacific Coast League National League Atlanta Braves
How Mets-Nationals stack up in what may be best rivalry in 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Did baseball’s best current rivalry hold a dress rehearsal Thursday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches? No, Mets-Nationals can’t hold a finger to Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants or Cardinals-Cubs when it comes to history and regalness. In 2017, though? Mets-Nationals has two critical attributes going for it: 1) It’s close....
-1 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Baseball Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies National League National League East World Series New York Mets
Justin Verlander's entire repertoire strong in latest outing
Right-hander gives up one run on two hits over sixth, has 1.99 ERA over six spring starts        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run Atlanta Braves Baseball rules Detroit Tigers players Run Florida Marlins
Game thread: Tigers fall to Braves, 2-1
6:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit; Verlander takes the ball for Detroit        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves 2008 Major League Baseball season Cy Young Award New York Yankees Chicago White Sox National Football League Florida
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera getting daily treatment on back
Will Miguel Cabrera be ready for Detroit Tigers Opening Day on April 3? 'I don’t know,' he said.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tigers First baseman Florida Marlins Jim Leyland Debut albums Miguel Cabrera Atlanta Braves Mark Teixeira
Verlander impressive as Tigers fall to Braves
The Tigers ace was in full control on Thursday, pitching six strong innings in the Tigers 2-1 loss to the Braves.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Atlanta Braves Brad Ausmus Baseball Derek Lowe Florida John Smoltz Catcher
Tigers’ Cabrera still bothered by back pain
Cabrera hurt his back in a World Baseball Classic game. The earliest he’ll return is Friday.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Debut albums Game Lake Buena Vista Florida Detroit Tigers players Left-wing politics Right-wing politics Atlanta Braves Miguel Cabrera
“Here I come to save the day!” Nationals’ Adam Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look
While it took a while for the outfielder to embrace his "Napoleon syndrome," as he called it, Eaton is now proud of what he's been able to do in the majors.
2 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks Washington Nationals Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox National League Barry Bonds Batting average
David Rollins finds relief with Cubs after offseason in flux
Spending the first four days in spring training camp with the Cubs feels like a pleasant eternity for left-hander David Rollins. Rollins, 27, was a non-roster invitee after clearing waivers following the Cubs' decision to designate him for assignment on Feb. 8 after acquiring pitcher Alec Mills...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox St. Louis Cardinals Cy Young Award 2008 Major League Baseball season 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Atlanta Braves Kansas City Royals
As MLB camps open, the 10 players changing teams that matter most
New faces in new places this spring.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox World Series Cy Young Award Boston Red Sox American League Cleveland Indians Atlanta Braves
Las Vegas’ Ken Korach embarks on 22nd season in A’s broadcast booth
Veteran play-by-play man Ken Korach has called a perfect game and witnessed many baseball thrills, but has yet to catch a foul ball in the booth.
33 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Major League Baseball Baseball Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants New York Yankees Chicago Cubs National League Atlanta Braves
Don Kelly reemerges as Tigers scout
Kelly, the longtime utility player for the Tigers, is back with the organization as a scout and assistant on player development staff        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Detroit Tigers players Catcher Baseball positions Detroit Tigers Designated hitter Pitcher Atlanta Braves
He’s back! Tigers add Don Kelly for scouting
Kelly, the long-time super-utility player for the Tigers, is back with the organization as a pro scout.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Detroit Tigers players Catcher Baseball positions Detroit Tigers Designated hitter Pitcher Atlanta Braves
Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Mets’ rivalry with the Nationals got that much juicier Saturday thanks to Bryce Harper. When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t...
273 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball National League New York Mets World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants
Mat Latos invited to Toronto Blue Jays spring training
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- An eighth different Major League Baseball jersey will be hanging in Mat Latos' closet after he agreed to a deal Thursday.
1 points by UPI | Major League Baseball World Series National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays Florida Marlins
Watch: Greg Maddux pranks Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Maddon's Chicago Cubs clubhouse promotes perennial pranking.
-2 points by UPI | Baseball Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves National League Cy Young Award United Press International Major League Baseball Greg Maddux
K-Rod anxious to settle unfinished business in Detroit
The first time Francisco Rodriguez was in a contract year, 2008, he saved 62 games for the Los Angeles Angels.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Handedness Atlanta Braves Pitcher Minor league baseball Ian Kinsler Catcher Left-handedness
Kris Bryant gets pranked by Cubs great Greg Maddux
Kris Bryant got the best of a many top pitchers last season, but it took a Cubs Hall of Famer to totally punk him. Greg Maddux disguised himself as a bearded, scraggly TV sound man for a Red Bull commercial and zipped a few pitches by the unsuspecting National League MVP while hurling some zingers...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Greg Maddux St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Roger Clemens Pitcher
Buckley: Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale’s passion for winning will fit right in with team’s rabid fans
FORT MYERS — Chris Sale could not have been nicer as he sat before the cameras yesterday for his first round of “Meet the Press” as a member of the Red Sox.He ladled out the requisite niceties about being part of such a great organization, that he’s always admired this or that member of the Red Sox, that pitching at Fenway Park is a real treat, etc., but he went way, way, way beyond that.He was anecdotal. He was interesting. He was . . . funny.
20 points by Boston Herald | Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Fenway Park Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics
Nick Swisher, Alex Rodriguez returning to New York Yankees
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- With 15 All-Star appearances, three MVP awards, and a couple of World Series rings between them, it wouldn't hurt the New York Yankees to add their experience.
1 points by UPI | New York Yankees Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox World Series Atlanta Braves New York Mets
Arizona Diamondbacks snag RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Brian Matusz
Alex ButlerFeb. 13 (UPI) -- As its pitchers and catchers reported to Salt River Fields Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks noticed it needed some bullpen bulk.
-2 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox World Series Atlanta Braves Arizona Diamondbacks National League San Francisco Giants Chicago Cubs