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Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, who couldn’t survive the worst record in the majors. Braves general manager John Coppolella confirmed the firing of Gonzalez, in his sixth season. The numbers for the Braves are dismal: they have lost two straight and eight of 10, have baseball’s worst record at 9-28 and already are 13…

Morales Smacks 2-run Walk-Off Homer, KC Beats Braves

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales, left, holds on to his interpreter and catching coach Pedro Grifol (28) while getting doused by teammate Salvador Perez, right, following a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, May 15, 2016. The Royals defeated the Braves 4-2 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) KANSAS CITY,…

Foltynewicz Pitches 8 Scoreless as Braves Beat Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz pitched the best game of his young career and it came against the defending World Series champions. Foltynewicz pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings, Kelly Johnson and A.J. Pierzynski each drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night. “This guy did a lot of special…

Royals Roll Over Braves 5-1

Atlanta Braves left fielder Ender Inciarte, left, avoids shortstop Erick Aybar, right, to catch a fly ball hit by Kansas City Royals’ Alex Gordon during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, May 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings, Alcides Escobar had…

Phillies Edge Braves In Extras, Take Series

ATLANTA, GA – MAY 12: Catcher Cameron Rupp #29 of the Philadelphia Phillies claps after hitting a three-run double in the tenth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 12, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) ATLANTA (AP) — Cameron Rupp and the Philadelphia Phillies put a memorable ending on a…

Braves Get Home Win #2, 5-1 Over Phillies

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman is congratulated in the dugout after a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves may have finally uncovered the secret to winning at home. Just make sure Williams Perez is the starting pitcher —…

Braves Fall to Diamondbacks, Off to Worst 30-Game Start in Franchise History

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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chris Herrmann (10) rounds third base as third base coach Matt Williams congratulates him on his home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Herrmann’s second homer of the game, a two-run drive off Jim Johnson with two outs…

Braves Fall to Diamondbacks, 4-2

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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt (44) steal second base as Atlanta Braves shortstop Erick Aybar tries to handle the throw in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Arizona’s visit to Atlanta provided a reminder of all the talent the Diamondbacks shipped to the Braves in their offseason trade…

Mets Blank Braves 8-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz allowed two hits over 7 2/3 innings in his latest stellar start, Lucas Duda hit two of the Mets’ four home runs, and New York won six straight series for the first time in almost a decade with an 8-0 rout of the lowly Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Matz (4-1) has a 0.67 ERA…

Wisler, Braves Shut Out Mets 3-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Wisler wiped out the New York Mets with eight innings of one-hit ball and Mallex Smith hit a rare Atlanta homer off a scuffling Matt Harvey, sending the Braves to a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. Asdrubal Cabrera’s clean single to center field with one out in the fifth was the lone hit for the defending…