Drought No More! Atlanta Braves Win First Playoff Series Since 2001Nineteen years of drought no more! The Atlanta Braves have won their first playoff series since 2001, sweeping the Reds in two games.
Bye-Bye Winning Streak: Braves Score 4 In 8th, Snap Rays' 8 Straight WinsPinch-runner Adam Duvall scored the tiebreaking run on a delayed dash from third base and Flowers hit a two-run homer in Atlanta's four-run eighth inning as the Braves beat Tampa Bay 9-5 on Tuesday night to snap the Rays' eight-game winning streak.
Ballpark Brawl: Acuna Hit By First Pitch; Scuffle EnsuesRonald Acuna's opportunity to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice.
Freeman, Acuna Homers Contribute As Braves Top Marlins 5-3Freeman hit a tie-breaking homer in the third inning, Ronald Acuna Jr. also went deep and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Monday night to move a half-game behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.
Reds Beat Braves Again, Have Dropped 5 Of Their Past 7Over the past seven games, however, manager Brian Snitker has watched his team lose five times in the first lull of the season.
Are Resurgent Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?This week, we're taking a special look at New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. The big guy hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2012, but suddenly, Sabathia is looking good again. Currently, his ERA would be the lowest of his long career if he could keep it going through the end of the year. That begs the question: Can Sabathia keep it up through the end of the year? We think so, and we explain why in this week's fantasy baseball advice column. Read on!