Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to lead off the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Friday night to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs. Freeman’s homer off Jeffrey Springs (0-2) drove in Ender Inciarte, who started the inning on second base, and bolstered the Braves slugger’s case for the NL MVP Award. ”He absolutely should,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said about Freeman winning MVP.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:17 am
Condensed Game: Freddie Freeman smacked a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to lead the Braves to an 8-7 win over the Sox
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:07 am
Freddie Freeman walks off, Braves clinch No. 2 seed
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:04 am
After the exciting Freeman walk-off ending Friday night, the Braves announced that they have optioned Huascar Ynoa to the alternate site and have called up Tucker Davidson to start on Saturday. Many fans have been asking for Davidson to pitch for most of the season, as the Braves struggled to find starting pitching, and while Davidson is unlikely to be on the postseason roster, it should be a nice look at another good pitching prospect in Atlanta’s system and hopefully save some of the arms that…
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:46 am
How ’bout those Toronto Blue Jays, back in the postseason despite having to play their home games at a minor-league park in Buffalo because of Canada’s virus-related travel restrictions. It has been difficult,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. You’ve seen guys in the locker room you’ve never seen before, some guys you’ve never even heard about before.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:38 am
The Braves started the game 0-9 with runners in scoring position. They experienced one of their biggest defensive blunders in recent memory. Chris Martin allowed multiple runs.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:34 am
Jackie Bradley Jr. homers to center field. Kevin Plawecki singles to center field. Bobby Dalbec reaches on a fielder’s choice to shallow infield.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:26 am
The Nationals star is putting up stunning numbers in this shortened season. But time missed will hurt him.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 12:50 am
Fred Zinkie looks at some of the most surprising performances of 2020 to see who can be trusted in next year’s fantasy baseball drafts.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 5:04 pm
Pablo Lopez delivered big in a must-win situation, even after a long rain delay gave the right-hander and the Miami Marlins more time to think about what was at stake. Jon Berti had three hits, including a two-run double, Lopez allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings and the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Thursday night to boost their playoff hopes. Miami snapped a four-game losing streak.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 5:06 am
Jesús Aguilar homers in Marlins’ 4-2 win
Posted: September 25, 2020, 4:54 am
Starling Marte tries for second on a line drive to left field, but Adam Duvall makes a perfect throw to cut him down in the 9th inning
Posted: September 25, 2020, 4:04 am
Dansby Swanson rips a ground-ball single past Miguel Rojas and two runs score, cutting the Braves’ deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the 8th
Posted: September 25, 2020, 3:58 am
Ryan Boyer looks at Salvador Perez’s red-hot bat, Mike Clevinger’s injury and more in Thursday’s Daily Dose. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 24, 2020, 4:49 am
NL Cy Young Award contender Max Fried lasted just one inning in his final start of the regular season, leaving a game against the Miami Marlins after tweaking his ankle fielding a bunt Wednesday night. Fried (7-0) retired the first two hitters, including Starling Marte who dropped a bunt down the third-base line. The left-hander bounded off the mound, planted his left foot, grabbed the ball bare-handed, spun and threw to first just ahead of Marte.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 12:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 7:38 am
Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21 ERA) gets his final tuneup for the postseason when he faces Robinson Cano and the New York Mets at Citi Field. Glasnow and the playoff-bound Rays hope to make it a special night — they can clinch their first AL East title with a win, or a loss by the Yankees to Toronto. ”I go into it with maybe a little bit more confidence than I did last year,” Glasnow said.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 7:02 am