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Braves News: Atlanta avoids sweep, Jerry Blevins joins pen and more

More notes on Atlanta’s bullpen situation, the addition of Jerry Blevins and much more.

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Atlanta Braves News

Donaldson, Jackson rescue Braves late in teeter-totter 8-7 victory over Rockies

Josh Donaldson hit a three-run home run in the eighth to put Atlanta in front and Luke Jackson was able to put out a fire in the ninth to help the Braves escape with an 8-7 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Josh Donaldson, Brian Snitker on comeback win over Rockies

Postgame discussion from Josh Donaldson, Brian Snitker and others on Sunday’s big comeback win.

Alex Anthopoulos knows Braves have a problem — now it’s time to fix it

The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz talked with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos about the team’s struggling bullpen situation and how he might look to fix it.

Braves acquire lefty reliever Jerry Blevins from Oakland

Prior to Sunday’s game, the Braves acquired veteran left-hander Jerry Blevins from the Oakland A’s and added him to the active roster. Wes Parsons was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 163: Two wild wins and a mess in between

Brad and Eric discuss the Braves’ bullpen struggles, their recent losing streak and much more in the latest edition of the Talking Chop Podcast.

Braves look to get back on track against the Padres

Atlanta will open a four-game series with the San Diego Padres beginning on Monday. Here is a short preview and a look at the pitching matchups.

MLB News

Pujols moves past Bonds for third on RBIs list

Albert Pujols continues to move up the all-time leader boards as he moved into third place on the all-time RBIs list Sunday with a two-run double against the Kansas City Royals. Pujols passes Barry Bonds 1,997 RBIs in his career and trails only Alex Rodriguez and Hank Aaron on the all-time list.

Nats put Zimmerman on IL with plantar fasciitis

The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Zimmerman aggravated the injury after making a leaping catch last week.

White Sox’s Jimenez to IL with ankle injury

White Sox rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks due to a high ankle sprain. Jimenez suffered the injury Friday night when he jumped into the outfield wall.

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