FREDDIE FREEMAN

Freeman’s streak over, Braves rally past Phillies 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) – Freddie Freeman’s 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2. Tied 1-1 with rookie Dansby Swanson at first base, Freeman whiffed to end the longest hitting…

Braves’ Freeman takes hitting streak to season-best 30 games

ATLANTA (AP) – Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 30 games on Wednesday night, the longest in the majors this season. He reached on a sixth-inning single off Philadelphia’s Phil Klein. Boston’s Jackie Bradley, who had a 29-game streak from April 24 through May 25. Freeman had already extended his on-base streak to 46 games when…

Freeman stays hot with 2-run HR as Braves beat Reds 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) – Matt Wisler snapped a string of four straight losses, Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Thursday. Freeman was still hot one day after he became the first player this season to hit for the cycle. Freeman had a first-inning single before driving in Mallex…

Slumping Braves slugger Freeman healthy scratch vs. Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) – Slumping Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Freeman is batting .080 (2 for 25) as the No. 3 hitter for the Braves, who have lost eight straight games to open the season. The first baseman says he’s completely healthy, but was notified Wednesday night by…