'Pure joy' for Braves: 1st pennant since '99
Series MVP Rosario helps Atlanta overcome loss of star outfielder Acuña
ATLANTA -- As his team was concluding the National League Championship Series with a 4-2 win in Game 6 on Saturday night at Truist Park, Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos was in manager Brian Snitker’s office, nervously organizing old media guides while watching the television broadcast.
Dealt to destiny, Rosario MVP of epic NLCS
After Game 6 HR, Braves OF becomes 8th player to win LCS award after midseason trade
ATLANTA -- Eddie Rosario’s son, Lucas, bounded back and forth between the front edge of the podium and the spot where his father was standing a few feet away. Lucas wore a blue-and-red jacket over a blue-and-red T-shirt, and he clutched a pop-it toy in one hand. He looked around
Who else? Minter, Matzek fuel ATL 'pen in G6
Pair of Braves left-handers caps NLCS with more stellar relief vs. Dodgers
ATLANTA -- Tyler Matzek was electrically charged, the moment coursing through him. For all of three steps he held it inside, held it together, as the third-largest crowd in Truist Park history roared around him. Then, the 31-year-old clenched his left fist and screamed, disburdening himself of emotion.
'On a different planet': Rosario bests Buehler
NLCS MVP delivers decisive three-run homer against Dodgers starter in G6
ATLANTA -- How else to settle a series like this one?
In the batter’s box for the Braves was Eddie Rosario, the out-of-nowhere hero who wouldn’t be denied, especially not in a moment this big.
On the mound for the Dodgers was Walker Buehler, one of three Los Angeles aces
LA's unconventional pitching moves snowball
Dodgers lean heavily on Scherzer, Urías and Buehler in taxing postseason
ATLANTA -- One aggressive pitching decision led to another. And then another. And another. And suddenly, with their season on the line in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers could not turn to Max Scherzer. They could only ask a fatigued Walker Buehler to gut his
Underdogs? Don't tell these playoff teams
A look at the 10 biggest postseason upsets in MLB history
Regular-season showings affect the seedings for the postseason. But once you cross that threshold into October baseball, you’re on your own. In a short series, anything can happen -- and quite often does. One can never be sure which players will run hot or cold and which surprise stars seize
With LA loss, no repeat champ in 21 years
Nobody has done it since the 2000 Yankees
Winning the World Series once is a difficult enough task. But to repeat? That’s a hill no team has been able to climb for quite some time.
With the Braves taking down the Dodgers in the 2021 National League Championship Series, that made it 21 consecutive seasons in which MLB
What is Li'l Ron Washington up to today?
Ron Washington's twin is back
Ron Washington went viral once again this week. The former Rangers manager and current Braves third-base and infield coach has always been a player and fan favorite for his gregarious and laid back nature, hilarious quotes -- both in "Moneyball" and in life -- and enthusiasm for the sport. He's
Sox ousted: 'It didn't end the way we wanted'
Eovaldi turns in stellar start, but offense held to just two hits in Game 6 loss
HOUSTON -- The same bats that rocketed the Red Sox through most of their postseason run went stone cold at the most inopportune time, and that is the main reason why manager Alex Cora's team was stopped two wins short of the World Series.
In Game 6 of the American
Baker feeling 'very fortunate' to return to WS
Astros manager seeking first championship after falling short with Giants in '02
HOUSTON -- Dusty Baker was doubtful of his chances of getting another shot. Four years ago, after a deflating and disappointing early postseason exit with the Nationals, the longtime skipper was let go in a move that was criticized by many at the time, yet it still sent him into