Jackets rush for 321 yards against Hurricanes
Right-hander Gerrit Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17 straight batters Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 and clinched a spot in the playoffs for the second straight season.
The New York Mets delivered two home runs to support a fine effort from left-hander Jonathon Niese and beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night at Turner Field.
Shortstop Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and clinch the National League East championship.
Evan Gattis produces game’s only run
The Atlanta Braves left-hander, who lost 1-0 decisions earlier this season against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, pitched eight scoreless innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts Sunday.
Right-hander Jarred Cosart pitched seven scoreless innings to win his third straight start and lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Quarterback Justin Thomas overcame some first-half shakes in his first start and responded with a strong second half, which the Yellow Jackets needed to turn away the dogged Wofford Terriers 38-19 in the season opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Forward Elena Delle Donne’s running basket with 8.2 seconds left enabled the Chicago Sky to completed a 17-point fourth-quarter comeback and beat the Atlanta Dream 81-80 Tuesday to win the best-of-three WNBA Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philips Arena.
They’ve only had three workouts and won’t go in full pads until next week, but Paul Johnson has a good feeling about this year’s Georgia Tech football team.
Freddie Freeman and Tommy La Stella emerged from midseason slumps with three hits apiece to help the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win on Saturday night over the San Diego Padres and give starter Julio Teheran his 10th win.