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Dodgers Edge Braves In Extras Again

ATLANTA (AP) — Yasmani Grandal doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a not-quite-overpowering performance by Clayton Kershaw, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Thursday. Enrique Hernandez singled with one out against Alexi Ogando (1-1) and came around to score on Grandal’s shot off the center-field wall. Chris Hatcher (2-1) worked a…

Harper Hits First Slam, Braves Drop To 0-9

WASHINGTON (AP) — After connecting for his first grand slam and 100th career home run, Bryce Harper is already thinking ahead to bigger milestones. His manager is invoking names like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Harper smashed a panel on an electronic signboard with his slam in the third inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Braves 6-2 on Thursday…

Nationals Look Great, Braves Drop To 0-8

WASHINGTON — Tanner Roark’s second start of the season came a little earlier than he expected. He was ready. Roark pitched seven innings, Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth homered in the fourth and the Washington Nationals defeated the winless Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory. Roark, who moved up a day when scheduled starter Stephen…

Harper Helps Nats Win 2-1, Braves Drop To 0-7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tough to decide who was more pumped up by Bryce Harper’s go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning — the reigning NL MVP himself, who clapped and yelled as he stood at second base as his silver chain bounced around his neck, or his new manager, Dusty Baker, who punched the frigid air with his gloved hands…

Braves Bloodied And Beaten

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if the Atlanta Braves are 0-6 for the first time in nearly 30 years, manager Fredi Gonzalez decided he didn’t want his players moping around in a silent clubhouse. Instead, he told them to crank up the music. So a playlist consisting of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”…

Walker Starts Spring With A Home Run Off Braves

By Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Flaherty and former Gamecock standout Christian Walker homered for the Baltimore Orioles in a 4-4, 10-inning tie with the Atlanta Braves in the exhibition opener for both teams Tuesday. Flaherty hit the second pitch from Atlanta starter Williams Perez for a single and scored the first run on Walker’s sacrifice fly. After Flaherty led off…