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Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.
As one of the most eventful non-waiver Trade Deadline days unfolded, Braves general manager Frank Wren and his top scouts spent Thursday monitoring the events and evaluating how they might improve their club while working with essentially zero financial flexibility.
Jul 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Emilio Bonifacio runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field.
San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia is shown against the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Atlanta.
Jul 30, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp celebrates with teammates Adrian Gonzalez , A.J. Ellis , Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon a hitting a walk-off single in the 10th inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.
Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth consecutive victory.
I was born into a Pittsburgh Pirates family in Williamsport, Pa., and grew up on stories of the 1960 World Series, when the Pirates defeated the mighty Yankees of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris.
It was a bittersweet weekend toward the end of the spring semester in 1991. A good friend, Scott, was about to leave college.
Atlanta Braves trade rumors can be hard to come by. The Atlanta front office has been historically tight-lipped about possible deals in the works, and that is not likely to change as this year's trade deadline nears.
Pastornicky's big night, Povse's quality outing, and Janas' strong start highlight yesterday's action down on the farm.
There is not a single team in all of Major League Baseball that has won as many regular-season games as the Atlanta Braves since 2010, but the club would certainly like to parlay that summer success into a championship come October.
Jun 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez looks on in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Broadcaster Vin Scully, left, embraces his wife, Sandi, at Dodger Stadium during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Jacob deGrom of the Mets pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
I've had the opportunity to attend three of Danville's games this season, and have gotten eyes on almost all of their players.
It's not because the Braves don't compete. They do. It's not because Atlanta, dubbed "the team of the 90s", doesn't win division titles on a regular basis.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 02:43 am
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