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Daniel Castro singled and scored on Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the short-handed Atlanta Braves picked up a rare victory by beating the major league-leading Chicago Cubs
Lineup: Braves (5-18) at Cubs (17-5)
- 1. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
- 2. Erick Aybar, SS (S)
- 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B (L)
- 4. Adonis Garcia, LF (R)
- 5. Kelly Johnson, 2B (L)
- 6. Tyler Flowers, C (R)
- 7. Jace Peterson, 3B (L)
- 8. Julio Teheran, RHP (R)
- 9. Mallex Smith, CF (L) Daily notes
The Braves announced they selected the contract of Emilio Bonifacio, but Bonifacio isn't eligible to be on the roster until Saturday, which left the Braves short a player against the Cubs.
The Cubs keep up their sizzling start, beating the Braves, 6-1, despite Jon Lester's potentially costly gift to Erick Aybar.
Matt Szczur hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs broke away from the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Friday.
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
Kyle Korver went out w/ a broken leg in G2 of the ECF last year. This year he's coming off a strong 1st Rd (12.2p on 45 pct from 3). Ty Lue has noticed: "We know he's dangerous ... In the last series, his plus/minus when he's on the floor was +78. When he was off the floor, they were -24, so we know how important he is"
The rebuilding Braves reportedly are looking to deal for competitive draft picks and are willing to take on bad contracts in return.
The Atlanta Braves ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night as Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and three RBIs.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Braves weren't able to extend their streak of games with a home run to two, but they did snap an eight-game losing skid. Freddie Freeman may be breaking out of his struggles, adding three hits after homering on Wednesday, and Nick Markakis (four hits) could be potential trade bait if he keeps producing from the leadoff spot.
‘Not fun right now’ for struggling Braves
Despite Freddie Freeman ending a franchise-record stretch of 15 games without a homer for the Braves on Wednesday, things are far from peachy in Atlanta. The Braves have set a franchise record for losses in April, and rank near the bottom in many of the league's key statistical categories -- most notably, the team has just four home runs on the season. “It’s really hard to put into words,” Freeman said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Cunningham. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dustin Pedroia had a grand slam and a solo homer, David Ortiz passed two Hall of Fame Red Sox on the extra-base hits list and Boston beat Atlanta 9-4 on Wednesday night.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Our long national nightmare is over. The Atlanta Braves finally hit a home run, their first in 15 games and 563 at-bats, and fourth on the season. Freddie Freeman, who has admitted to being unable to catch up to fastballs, hit a fastball -- although one clocked at 89 mph. So they passed the 1975 Angels, who hit three homers that April in 20 games and would end up with just 55 on the season.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
So Andrew McCutchen has hit as many HRs tonight (3) as the Braves have hit all season. Hard to believe I just typed that.
David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and the Boston Red Sox beat Atlanta 11-4 on Tuesday as Atlanta's HR drought continues.
Who doesn't love a good bobblehead giveaway? Almost all teams have at least one. David Schoenfield ranks this season's bobblehead offerings.
The Braves hoped Erick Aybar would be a useful trade chip this summer, but a .157 OBP will make it very tough to dump his salary.
The Braves reportedly want to unload the outfielder currently on paid administrative leave, but finding him a new home won't be easy.
Rick Porcello combined with three relievers for four hits, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first homer and the Boston Red Sox shut out Atlanta 1-0 on Monday night.
Brave-ing the cellar of MLB power ranks
Atlanta needs to find more firepower in their lineup -- and fast. Just 4-14, the team is off to a rough start, hitting only one home run since the first game of the season. Week 3 Power Rankings
Jacob deGrom made a successful return to the mound after tending to his ill infant son and an injury, pitching the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Braves @ Mets
Citi Field - Mon 5/2