Major League Baseball in September is an odd time of year. A handful of teams are competing for playoff berths. Most teams are wrapping up another disappointing year. But every team hazes their rookies.
Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest Monday night for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves that sent Los Angeles into the National League Championship Series.
The Braves said Heyward’s jaw has been stabilized, and he was to return to Atlanta on Wednesday night in advance of the operation. How much time Heyward will be sidelined is expected to be announced after the operation, but MLB.com estimated he would be out for 4-6 weeks.
Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final spots in next week’s All-Star Game, meaning Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is likely headed for a few days off after a terrific stretch to begin his major league career.
Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves’ five-game winning streak.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said before the opener of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader against Colorado that there was no set timetable for Heyward’s return. The Braves recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple A Gwinnett to fill Heyward’s roster spot.
First baseman Freddie Freeman was visibly upset that the Atlanta Braves placed him on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right oblique.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced his choice Thursday. It will be the third time Hudson has pitched the opener for Atlanta. He also made three Opening-Day starts with the Oakland Athletics.
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The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones’ number and induct him into the team’s hall of fame on June 28.