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The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later or cash, MLB.com reported Friday. The Tigers designated the 31-year-old Baker for assignment earlier in the day. Baker is hitting .254 with four home runs this year. He was traded to Detroit by the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 5. Baker was just 7-for-35 for the Tigers. Baker has mainly played in right field this season but has also played at first base, second base, third base and left field.
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DETROIT -- There will be two tall, talented Venezuelans playing for the Tigers Saturday night.
One is veteran Miguel Cabrera, one of the top MVP candidates in the American League. The other will be rookie Avisail Garcia, 21, making his first major league start.
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Brandon Loy is no stranger when it comes to the spotlight in baseball. Attending perennial powerhouse University of Texas for his college career, the six-foot, 190-pound infielder developed into a stud on defense and the Detroit Tigers took notice.
Delmon Young gave up a fired-up crowd something to cheer about with a tiebreaking, three-run double in the seventh inning that lifted Detroit to a 7-4 win over Chicago that pulled the Tigers within two games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Chicago third baseman Kevin Youkilis simply and quickly shrugged off the setback.
''We've still got a two-game lead, they&...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned about another September collapse.
The Braves manager is worried about his offense.
Atlanta turned in another feeble offensive performance, held scoreless over seven innings by Philadelphia's Cliff Lee in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
"We're just not swinging the bats at all," said Gonzalez, whose team...
The Phils outlast the Braves as they win the game in extra-innings, 8-5.
The Phils took the lead in the second as Ryan Howard hits a lead-off home run, his tenth home run of the year, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Braves took the lead in the fifth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Martin Prado hits a two-run home run, his eighth home run of the season, knocking in Mike...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
STEWART TO THE BRAVES? – Tony Stewart has a heck of an arm, and he proved it last weekend at Bristol when he heaved his helmet at the hood of Matt Kenseth’s car. That arm did not go unnoticed, and Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he received a small token of appreciation.
Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark presented Stewart with an Atlanta Braves jersey...
With an 8-5 win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are now only 8 games out of the Wild Card. If they sweep the Braves, they will only be 6 games out — with 3 more games against them come Mid-September. The Phillies need to cover 3 games + sweep these 2 series, to make the playoffs? Not impossible!
Erik Kratz survived a crushing hit at home plate in the fourth inning...