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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves
Recap

Dansby Swanson's 2 HRs power Braves past Giants

June 23, 2022, 7:53 PM

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Dansby Swanson hit a pair of home runs and had three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held on to defeat the visiting San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday.

The Braves took three of the four games in the series and have won 18 of their last 21.

Swanson went 3-for-4, including his 11th and 12th home runs, and scored three runs. He raised his average to a season-high .302.

Braves starter Kyle Wright (8-4) allowed four runs on 10 hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Atlanta's Kenley Jansen allowed a run in the ninth a home run from former Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Joc Pederson, his 16th, but still closed out his 19th save. It was the 369th of his career, which moved him alone into 10th on the all-time list.

Atlanta opened the scoring when Swanson hit a solo homer in the first.

San Francisco evened the score in the second on Curt Casali's RBI single.

The Braves chased Giants starter Alex Wood (5-6) with five runs in the second inning. Wood lasted only one-plus innings and allowed a season-high six runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout. It was the 1,000th strikeout of his career.

Braves rookie Michael Harris II drove in a run with a bases-loaded single and Swanson was hit by a pitch to force home a run. Travis d'Arnaud drove in two runs with a single to left and Marcell Ozuna finished the rally with a sacrifice fly for a 6-1 advantage.

Atlanta increased its lead to 7-1 on Swanson's second homer in the fourth.

San Francisco's Austin Slater hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his fifth, and the Giants scored twice in the sixth to make it 7-4. Thairo Estrada got a run home with a fielder's choice and Tommy La Stella drove in another with a ground-rule double. Atlanta right-hander Jesse Chavez entered with one out and struck out two of the three batters he faced to end the threat.

The Giants scored a run against Will Smith in the eighth on Slater's RBI single.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves
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Braves hope walk-off magic continues against Giants

June 23, 2022, 5:49 AM

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The Atlanta Braves hope to continue their late-inning magic when they close a four-game series with the visiting San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon.

Atlanta won two of the first three games in the series, both on walk-off hits. On Wednesday, the Braves scored three times in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory. It was the first time this season Atlanta won a game when behind after eight innings. The Braves had been 0-26 in those circumstances.

"When we're playing good teams, we're going to play some tight ballgames," said Atlanta left fielder Adam Duvall, who drove in the winning run on Wednesday. "We did a good job putting together some at-bats and were able to come up with a win.

"You go on streaks and get on a roll, you start to feel good. You try to extend those as long as you can. We know in our minds that we can do it and that's half the battle, believing you can come back and win."

San Francisco left-hander Alex Wood (5-5, 4.32 ERA) will be opposed by Atlanta right-hander Kyle Wright (7-4, 2.94) in the series finale.

Wood is a former Atlanta second-round draft pick who played with the Braves from 2013-15 before being part of a three-team deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins.

Wood is in his second season with the Giants and will be making his 14th start of the year. He has won his past two outings, including on Saturday over the Pittsburgh Pirates despite allowing four runs, three of them coming on a home run, in 5 1/3 innings.

"Woody pitched really well, we played good defense and we had good at-bats up and down the lineup," Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford said.

Wood faced the Braves once last season on Sept. 18 when he returned from being sidelined due to COVID-19. He threw three no-hit innings with four strikeouts before being lifted. Wood will be making his eighth start against Atlanta, against whom he is 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA.

Wright was roughed up in his latest start on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. He gave up a season-high 11 hits and allowed five runs in six innings.

"I didn't feel like I gave up that many hits," Wright said. "I thought I executed pretty good, got some soft contact but put the ball in play and some things happen sometimes."

Wright has made only one appearance against the Giants in his career, giving up one run in one inning of relief in 2019.

The Giants could get Crawford back in the lineup on Thursday. He was injured in a collision at the plate on Tuesday night while scoring on a sacrifice fly. An MRI revealed no structural damage, and manager Gabe Kapler was optimistic that he could start the finale.

"That was really good news for all of us," Kapler said. "He gets banged up during the season, but he's pretty durable over the course of his career."

Giants outfielder Luis Gonzalez was a late scratch Wednesday with due to tightness, forcing changes throughout the lineup. He will be a game-time decision for the series finale.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
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Braves ace Max Fried wins arbitration case

June 22, 2022, 5:31 PM

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Atlanta Braves ace Max Fried won his arbitration case and will earn $6.85 million for the 2022 season, ESPN reported Wednesday.

The Braves were offering $6.6 million.

The 28-year-old left-hander was represented by Ryan Hamill and Evan Green of CAA Baseball at Tuesday's arbitration hearing.

The only arbitration hearing remaining on the schedule is Friday with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

Fried is 7-2 with a 2.77 ERA through 14 starts in 2022, his sixth season with the Braves. He has 83 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings.

A two-time Gold Glove winner and 2021 World Series champion, Fried is 47-20 with a 3.25 ERA in 109 games (92 starts).

Fried is eligible for free agency in 2025.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves
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Giants SS Brandon Crawford (knee) exits vs. Braves

June 22, 2022, 2:01 AM

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San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford departed the Giants' Tuesday game against the host Atlanta Braves due to a left knee contusion sustained in a play at home plate in the top of the fourth inning.

Crawford made a late awkward slide while trying to score from third on Luis Gonzalez's sacrifice fly. His legs got caught under the shin guard of Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud and he was hobbling when he got up.

Crawford was initially ruled out on the play, but a review overturned the call to give the Giants a 6-5 lead.

The 35-year-old veteran didn't take the field in the bottom of the inning. Wilmer Flores came in to play second base and Thairo Estrada moved to shortstop.

Crawford, a three-time All-Star, drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and singled in the fourth. He is batting .227 with five homers and 30 RBIs in 62 games.

--Field Level Media

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants
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Giants activate RHP Alex Cobb from IL to start vs. Pirates

June 19, 2022, 4:32 PM

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San Francisco Giants right-hander Alex Cobb was reinstated from the 15-day injured list to start Sunday afternoon's game against the host Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cobb (3-2, 5.73 ERA) had been sidelined with a neck strain. The 34-year-old did not have a rehab assignment but apparently had no problems Tuesday when he threw three simulated innings.

San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said things "went well. ... Velocity was right where it needs to be."

Cobb is 66-62 with a 3.93 ERA in 182 career starts with the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels and Giants.

Also on Sunday, San Francisco optioned right-hander Mauricio Llovera to Triple-A Sacramento.

Llovera, 26, is 0-0 with a 4.66 ERA in 11 appearances (one start) this season. He is 1-0 with an 8.31 ERA in 18 career relief appearances (one start) with the Philadelphia Phillies and Giants.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
News

Braves activate RHP Collin McHugh off COVID-19 IL

June 16, 2022, 8:19 PM

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The Atlanta Braves activated right-hander Collin McHugh from the COVID-19 list on Thursday's off-day.

McHugh and the Braves open a three-set against the host Chicago Cubs on Friday.

McHugh, who turns 35 on Sunday, was placed on the injured list on June 7 after testing positive for COVID-19.

McHugh is 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season. The 10-year veteran is a former 19-game winner for the Houston Astros in 2015.

Atlanta designated right-hander Jacob Webb for assignment in a corresponding move. Webb, who was purchased from the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 7, didn't appear in a game for the Braves since the acquisition.

This is the second time this season that Atlanta has DFA'd Webb. They also did in April and the Diamondbacks claimed him off waivers on April 19.

Webb, 28, was 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA in six games at Triple-A Reno in the Arizona system earlier this season.

He went 5-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 34 appearances with the Braves in 2021.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
News

Braves 2B Ozzie Albies undergoes foot surgery

June 15, 2022, 10:30 PM

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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies underwent surgery on his fractured left foot on Wednesday and will be out at least until the middle of August, with a return this season expected.

The Braves said the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wis.

Albies was injured during Monday's victory over the Washington Nationals when he fell to the ground after a defensive swing. He was unable to run to first base on the ground ball and gingerly walked to the Atlanta dugout and exited the contest.

Albies, 25, was placed on the 60-day injured list on Tuesday.

The two-time All-Star is batting .244 with eight homers and 33 RBIs in 62 games this season.

Overall, Albies has a .270 career average with 98 homers and 344 RBIs in 622 games over six seasons.

Atlanta had won 13 consecutive games entering Wednesday night's contest against the Nationals.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
News

Braves' Ozzie Albies breaks left foot

June 14, 2022, 5:00 AM

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Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies broke his left foot while grounding out in the fifth inning of the Braves' 9-5 win over the host Washington Nationals on Monday.

The Braves emerged with their 12th consecutive victory, but they will have to move forward without Albies.

Albies fell in the batter's box after his swing, which sent a ground ball to shortstop. He hopped on one foot into the dugout, and Orlando Arcia replaced him in the field for the bottom of the inning.

"I hate it for Ozzie, I hate it for us," Braves manager Brian Snitker said postgame. "It's unfortunate, but it's one of them things. He'll be fine. He's young. He'll heal quick. ...

"He loves to play baseball and is such a big part of our club here. It's just a chance for somebody else to do something good."

Albies, 25, is hitting .244 with eight homers and 33 RBIs in 62 games this season after going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run on Monday.

A two-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger winner, Albies was a key part of the Braves' World Series championship team last year. He posted career highs with 30 homers and 106 RBIs in the 2021 regular season.

For his career, he has a .271 average, a .321 on-base percentage, a .470 slugging percentage, 98 homers and 344 RBIs in 622 games.

Arcia, 27, singled and walked in his two plate appearances after entering the Monday game. He is batting .313 with one homer and eight RBIs in 17 games this year.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
News

Giants RHP Jakob Junis (hamstring) placed on 15-day IL

June 11, 2022, 9:20 PM

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The San Francisco Giants placed right-hander Jakob Junis on the 15-day injured list on Saturday, one day after he sustained a left hamstring strain while pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Junis was pitching in the sixth inning on Friday night when he grabbed the hamstring after throwing a pitch to Max Muncy. The trainer came out to examine him and he departed the contest.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday's game against the Dodgers that Junis was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain during an MRI exam.

Junis allowed two runs and five hits in five-plus innings while winning his second straight decision. He struck out five and walked one in San Francisco's 7-2 victory.

The 29-year-old is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts).

San Francisco recalled outfielder Heliot Ramos from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move. Ramos was 2-for-9 in five games with the Giants earlier this season.

Ramos, 22, is batting .212 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 47 games at Sacramento.

--Field Level Media

MLB: 2022 Seattle Media Day
News

Mariners claim INF Kevin Padlo off waivers from Giants

June 11, 2022, 6:57 PM

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The Seattle Mariners claimed infielder Kevin Padlo off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

He will report to Triple-A Tacoma, where he began this season before being traded to the Giants on April 26 for cash considerations.

Padlo, 25, was 2-for-12 with four strikeouts in four games with the Giants, who designated him for assignment on Wednesday.

In 37 Triple-A games this season with Tacoma and Sacramento, he is batting .235 with nine homers and 21 RBIs.

The Mariners designated right-hander Drew Steckenrider for assignment in a corresponding transaction.

Steckenrider, 31, was 0-2 with two saves and a 5.65 ERA in 16 relief appearances for Seattle this season.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
News

Braves lose arbitration vs. Dansby Swanson, win vs. Adam Duvall

June 9, 2022, 12:41 AM

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The Atlanta Braves split two arbitration cases on Wednesday, dropping the decision against Dansby Swanson, but coming out victorious over Adam Duvall.

Swanson, the Braves' starting shortstop, will receive $10 million this season instead of Atlanta's target figure of $9.2 million. Now 28, Swanson made $6 million in 2021 while setting career highs in nearly every offensive category -- games (160), home runs (27), RBIs (88), runs (78), doubles (33) -- while producing a .248/.311/.449 batting line in the Braves' World Series-winning campaign.

He got off to a slow start this season, his seventh in the majors, hitting just .216 with one homer in April. But he has hit .315 with five home runs in 34 games since then.

Duvall, who has started 51 games in the outfield this season, was awarded $9.275 million for 2022 -- approximately $1 million less than his requested salary of $10.125 million.

The Braves acquired Duvall, now 33, from the Miami Marlins in late July 2021 and reaped the finish of arguably his best season when he posted a career-best 38 homers and a league-leading 113 RBIs. Sixteen of those longballs came in just 55 games with Atlanta and he later blasted two more in the Braves' World Series triumph over the Houston Astros.

This season has been a struggle for Duvall, as he has hit only .199 with three home runs in 204 plate appearances in one fewer game than his Braves stint in 2021.

Swanson and Duvall were two of five arbitration cases for Atlanta this season. The team has won three of four, saving money vs. third baseman Austin Riley and right-handed reliever Luke Jackson earlier in the year.

Left-handed starter Max Fried will be the club's final case in 2021, with a quarter-million dollars separating the two sides. The Braves are seeking $6.6 million this season with Fried's camp looking for $6.85 million.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
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Giants acquire C Austin Wynns from Phillies

June 8, 2022, 5:30 PM

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The San Francisco Giants acquired catcher Austin Wynns from Philadelphia on Wednesday after sending Joey Bart back to the minors.

The Giants sent minor league left-hander Michael Plassmeyer and cash to the Phillies in exchange for Wynns.

Wynns, 31, never appeared in a game for Philadelphia. He batted .365 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 33 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Wynns batted .216 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 115 games over parts of three seasons (2018-19, 2021) with the Baltimore Orioles.

He signed as a free agent with Philadelphia in March.

Bart, 25, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento after Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Bart has struggled at the plate, posting a .156/.296/.300 slash line with four homers and seven RBIs in 36 games.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft, Bart's career average is at .201 through 71 games over three seasons.

Philadelphia sent Plassmeyer, 25, to Lehigh Valley. He went 0-6 with a 7.38 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) this season at Sacramento.

--Field Level Media

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
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Giants' Brandon Crawford exits game with tight quad

June 8, 2022, 4:27 AM

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San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford departed the Giants' Tuesday game against the visiting Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning due to right quadriceps tightness.

Crawford was slated to bat in the bottom of the inning, but Thairo Estrada pinch-hit for him with two on and two outs. Estrada lined out, then stayed in the game at second base as Donovan Walton moved to shortstop.

Crawford, 35, went 0-for-2 before exiting as his batting average dropped to .220. He has five homers and 24 RBIs in 49 games.

Last season, Crawford finished fourth in National League MVP balloting when he established career highs of 24 homers, 90 RBIs and a .298 batting average while earning his fourth Gold Glove. He is a three-time All-Star.

--Field Level Media

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
News

Braves put RHP Collin McHugh on IL

June 7, 2022, 7:23 PM

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The Atlanta Braves put right-hander Collin McHugh on the injured list Tuesday and reacquired right-hander Jacob Webb from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Athletic reports that McHugh tested positive for COVID-19.

The Braves announced that Webb, acquired for cash considerations, will be available for Tuesday night's game against the visiting Oakland A's.

The Diamondbacks designated Webb for assignment over the weekend. Arizona claimed Webb off waivers April 19 after the Braves DFA'd Webb in the first week of the season.

McHugh, who turns 35 on June 19, is 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season. The 10-year veteran is a former 19-game winner for the Houston Astros in 2015.

Webb, 28, was 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA in six games at Triple-A Reno and never made an appearance with the D-backs. He spent most of this minor league season on IL. He went 5-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 34 appearances with the Braves in 2021.

--Field Level Media

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants
News

Report: Giants scratch Alex Cobb prior to game vs. Marlins

June 3, 2022, 7:55 PM

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San Francisco Giants right-hander Alex Cobb was scratched from Friday's start against the host Miami Marlins because of lower back tightness, multiple media outlets reported.

Right-hander John Brebbia (3-0, 3.32 ERA) is expected to receive his first major-league start on Friday.

Cobb, 34, is 3-2 with a 5.73 ERA in eight games (all starts) during his first season with the Giants. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight over six innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cobb is 66-62 with a 3.93 ERA in 182 career games (all starts) with the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels and Giants.

Brebbia, 32, is 9-8 with a 3.39 ERA in 201 career relief appearances with the St. Louis Cardinals and Giants.

--Field Level Media