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Braves sweep Mets with late rally and game-saving catch

The Atlanta Braves pulled off a late rally while Ender Inciarte provided the highlight of the season in a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. With the win, Atlanta sweeps New York and extends its winning streak to five straight.

Freddie Freeman extends hitting streak to 25-games

Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to a career-best 25 games and his on-base streak to 41-games with with a fourth inning single against the Mets.

With no guarantees, Snitker hopes to keep post

Brian Snitker has no guarantees beyond the final regular season game but is hoping that the Braves’ turnaround in the second half will be enough for him to keep the job.

"It's like, you know what? I'd like a crack at this and just see," Snitker said. "If that's the route they choose, I'll be ready. If not, I'll do whatever."

The joy and tragedy of the Braves’ loaded farm system

Eric Cole with some fine words on the Braves’ farm system and how projecting future success is still an inexact science.

Jose Ramirez drops appeal, begins serving suspension

Jose Ramirez dropped his appeal of the three-game suspension MLB handed him after he threw a pitch over the head of Marlins’ pitcher Jose Fernandez. Ramirez missed Wednesday’s game and will sit out the first two games of this weekend’s series in Miami. He will be eligible to return on Saturday.

MLB News

Gary Sanchez is running away in the American League Rookie of the Year race

Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez has 19 home runs in his first 166 at-bats. He didn’t get called up to the majors full-time until August 3 but is looking more and more like the favorite in the Rookie of the Year race.

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