Charlie Morton strikes out 11 in Braves’ walk-off win vs. Giants

Charlie Morton strikes out 11 in Braves' walk-off win vs.  Giants

ATLANTA — Instead of enduring what would have been a tough-luck loss, a rejuvenated Charlie Morton felt himself soaking in the energy created by the Braves’ second walk-off win within the past three days. “I guess it was the energy and the sense that the guys could smell blood in the water right there,” Morton … Read more

All-Star Ballot update June 21 2022

All-Star Ballot update June 21 2022

Below are the complete standings for Phase 1 of fan voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard as of the first ballot update. CATCHERS1. Willson Contreras, Cubs – 801,6302. Travis d’Arnaud, Braves – 471,9213. Yadier Molina, Cardinals – 454,6854. Tyler Stephenson, Reds – 370,4535. Will Smith, Dodgers – 323,8946. James McCann, Mets … Read more

Oneil Cruz Pirates callup

Oneil Cruz Pirates callup

PITTSBURGH — He’s here. “Now’s the time that we think [Cruz] can help us,” Shelton said. “We’ve talked about a lot of things developmentally. There’s still things we’re going to continue to work on, but we think now’s the time that he’s going to help us.” There has been speculation that Cruz would be called … Read more

Riley Greene reaches base 4 times in debut win over Rangers

Riley Greene reaches base 4 times in debut win over Rangers

DETROIT — Ever since the Tigers drafted Riley Greene fifth overall in 2019, his baseball skills have been under a microscope. But beyond the sweet swing, quick strides and instinctive play, there’s this: He hates to lose. “He’s a competitor,” said Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom, Greene’s best friend and high school teammate in Oviedo, Fla., … Read more