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With Brian McCann out, the Braves will limit Tyler Flowers’ workload down the stretch.

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Atlanta Braves News

Acuña continues to punish Marlins, walks off in 3-2 win

Freddie Freeman homered in the eighth to tie the game and Ronald Acuña Jr. sent Braves fans home happy in the ninth with a walk-off single to deliver a 3-2 win and a sweep in the series.

Braves will limit Flowers’ consecutive starts during McCann’s absence

Brian Snitker is planning to limit Tyler Flowers’ workload while Brian McCann is on the injured list. Snitker told the AJC’s Tim Tucker that he will limit Flowers to two or three games in a row. Alex Jackson is expected to make his first start since returning to the major league roster in Friday’s series opener against the Mets.

Maximum Fried, Maximum Effort

Max Fried’s emergence has been a pleasant surprise for the Braves this season.

Braves expected to sign catcher Francisco Cervelli following release by Pirates

The Pirates announced on Thursday that they had placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on release waivers. Reports suggest that Cervelli will sign with Atlanta once he clears waivers.

MLB News

Astros deny Detroit reporter access to Verlander

The Houston Astros made headlines for all of the wrong reasons after they denied Detroit Free Press writer Anthony Fenech access to the team’s clubhouse following Wednesday’s game against the Tigers. The Astros delayed Fenech’s access until after Justin Verlander was finished speaking to the media.

MLB Will Not Allow Players To Participate In Venezuelan Winter Ball

Major League Baseball will not allow affiliated players to participate in the Venezuelan Winter League. The move will be made in an effort to comply with the economic sanctions imposed by the US Government earlier this year.

After 2-week wait, Red Sox win in 12 minutes

The Red Sox needed just 12 minutes to record a walk-off win against the Royals on Thursday as the two teams met to complete a game that was suspended by rain back on August 7. Brock Holt’s walk-off single was the difference giving Boston a 5-4 win in 10 innings.

Breakout rookie Lowe (quad) done for season

Rays infielder Brandon Lowe’s season is over after he suffered a strained left quad while playing in a rehab game. Lowe has been on the injured list due to a bone bruise on his right leg that had sidelined him since early July.