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Hall of Fame Broadcaster and Player Don Sutton dies at 75

Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday, his son, Daron, announced on social media. He was 75. “Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night,” Daron Sutton wrote on Twitter. “He worked as hard as anyone I’ve ever known and he…

Auburn’s Hudson named to 2021 Hall of Fame Ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Auburn pitching coach Tim Hudson was named to the 2021 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot announced Monday. Hudson, who was a 17-year MLB veteran with the Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants, is one of 11 first-timers on the 2021 ballot.  BBWAA voters must submit their votes by year’s end, and the…

Braves win game two, up 2-0 on Dodgers in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies homered again, rookie Ian Anderson extended his postseason scoreless streak in an abbreviated start and the Atlanta Braves just held on for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series. Freeman put the Braves ahead to stay with…

Braves take 1-0 lead in NLCS vs Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are having trouble figuring out the back end of their bullpen. Blake Treinen surrendered Austin Riley’s tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning, and the right-hander combined with lefty Jake McGee to give up four runs in Atlanta’s 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in the NL Championship Series opener Monday night….

Braves win game two, up 2-0 against Marlins in NLDS

HOUSTON — Rookie Ian Anderson pitched like an October veteran. Old pro Nick Markakis threw the best strike of the game. And just like that, the Atlanta Braves are on the verge of something they haven’t done since the days of Chipper, the Big Three and Bobby Cox. Anderson blanked Miami into the sixth inning, Markakis made a nifty play…

Braves win game one of the NLDS thanks to six-run seventh inning

HOUSTON — Ronald Acuna Jr. made history with his leadoff homer, Travis d’Arnaud hit a tiebreaking shot in Atlanta’s huge seventh inning and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Tuesday in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. D’Arnaud also doubled and singled in driving in four runs and Dansby Swanson homered during a six-run seventh to help power…

MLB Draft Round 1: Auburn’s Burns goes 36th overall

Auburn’s Tanner Burns was selected 36th overall in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Cleveland Indians. Burns was previously drafted by the New York Yankees in the 37th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Last year he struck out 101 batters in 79 2/3 innings. Burns struck out 210 batters in his career, a 2.86 ERA with 14 wins…

Braves CF Mallex Smith leaves MLB debut with cut on face

WASHINGTON (AP) – Atlanta Braves outfielder Mallex Smith had an eventful major league debut Monday night after being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett, getting his first hit but leaving after getting cut on the face while being thrown out trying to steal second base. In the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals, Smith was cut above the left eye when his…