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Braves News: Ozzie Albies lifts Braves, Sean Newcomb returns and more

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Braves even series in Chicago with 3-2 win.

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Atlanta Braves News

Albies homer lifts Braves over Cubs 3-2

Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Atlanta recorded just three hits in the game but two left the ballpark while Max Fried turned in a solid performance on the mound.

Examining Atlanta’s playoff odds at (almost) the halfway point of the 2019 season

We have almost reached the midpoint of the season and the Braves’ playoff odds look considerably different after a torrid June.

Sean Newcomb activated for Tuesday’s game, Chad Sobotka optioned

Sean Newcomb was activated from the 7-day concussion list on Tuesday and threw a pair of scoreless innings against the Cubs. Chad Sobotka was returned to Gwinnett.

MLB News

Alex Wood Suffers Setback

Alex Wood has yet to throw a pitch for the Reds in 2019 and will have to wait a bit longer now. Wood felt some soreness while stretching recently and will see a doctor for a follow up appointment. He has been out all season due to back issues and had been scheduled to make his first rehab start Thursday.

Nationals Select Jonny Venters

Looking for answers for their struggling bullpen, the Washington Nationals have selected the contracts of veteran relievers Jonny Venters and Fernando Rodney.

Yankees Designate Kendrys Morales For Assignment

The Yankees announced Tuesday that they designated DH Kendrys Morales for assignment. Morales’ roster spot was in jeopardy after the return of Didi Gregorius and the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion.