Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
Phillies put up 4-run 1st inning
Ryan Howard's bases-clearing double to deep right gave the Phils the first three runs, and Freddy Galvis' sac fly added another vs. the visiting Braves as Philadelphia leads 4-0 heading into the second. Follow live
Eric Karabell examines the trades that helped fantasy owners this week, and those that did not.
Trade clears path for Hector Olivera
With Olivera being dealt from the Dodgers to the Braves, the highly-touted infielder's road to the majors should reach its end in a week or two. Good news for fantasy owners, as Olivera is currently available in 95 percent of ESPN leagues. Deadline fantasy winners, losers (Insider)
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Final: Phillies 4, Braves 1
Carlos Ruiz hit a 2-run single and the Phillies' bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings to win for the 10th time in 12 games. Box score
Young aces struggled tonight
- Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, entered tonight with a 2.34 ERA, allowed 10 hits and 5 runs.
- Braves' Shelby Miller, entered tonight with a 2.27 ERA, allowed a career-high 11 hits.
Keith Law evaluates the three-team trade that landed the Dodgers starter Mat Latos, noting one team seems to have gotten the better end of the deal.
Possible replacements for Jim Johnson
Arodys Vizcaino is a good bet to replace Jim Johnson as the Braves' closer right now, but keep an eye on Mike Foltynewicz in the future. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)
Atlanta listening on Julio Teheran?
The Braves are reportedly fielding interest in their ace, but it could just be a move to see if any other teams are willing to overpay for Teheran's services. MLB rumors roundup
Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade official
The three-way trade is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away.
#Orioles complete the sweep of Braves behind Tillman's 8.2 scoreless innings. #Birdland
Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday night for a three-game
Tillman stymies Braves in 2-0 win
Chris Tillman fell an out short of the complete game but allowed just 4 hits to guide the Orioles to their 5th straight victory. J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each hit their 7th home runs of the year for Baltimore's offense. Box score
Chris Tillman rolling past Braves
The Orioles' starter has allowed just 3 singles through 7 innings of work and has a 2-run cushion thanks to solo homers from Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy. Tillman has given up 1 earned run over his past 3 starts (22 innings). Follow live
Trade deadline discussions dominated the coverage from the writers of the ESPN SweetSpot Network
Teams calling about Braves' Jim Johnson
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports Atlanta is getting a lot of calls on Johnson, who has a 2.25 ERA and is only making $1.6M this season. Crasnick also tweets the Braves "are also fielding some calls on A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes. Battled-tested, stretch drive acquisition types. Johnson is the most likely of the three to be moved this week. Then Pierzynski, then Gomes."
The Pressure Is On Atlanta To Sell
The Braves are willing to discuss deals for their veterans, including A.J. Pierzynski, Cameron Maybin and more. The Braves are trying to be major sellers at the deadline. Olney: Under pressure (Insider)
The Dodgers agreed to acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins, but the trade Wednesday reportedly has been held up over player medical exams.
Buster Olney lays out the 10 teams with the most urgency to make a deal and where they're at in the trade process, has the latest trade buzz and more.
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