Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and Braves catcher Tyler Flowers exchanged words in the second inning after Contreras hit a home run.
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Willson Contreras homered and had three RBI, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Monday in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders.
Some of the game's most famous franchises are back in the mix to take over as MLB's top team.
Johan Camargo delivered a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.
Braves starter Mike Soroka was removed from Sunday's game after being hit on the right arm by a pitch in the top of the third inning.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Bad news for the Braves. Rookie starter Mike Soroka was hit by a pitch on his right arm in the top of the third, then lifted for a reliever to start the bottom half of the inning. The 21-year old righty entered Sunday with a 2.07 ERA that was second-lowest among MLB starters. The Braves said that Soroka's removal was precautionary.
Mike Foltynewicz, an All-Star last year, has been optioned by the Braves. The right-hander is 2-5 with a 6.37 ERA in 11 starts this season.
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Dansby Swanson hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, Freddie Freeman drove in five runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit against Washington's beleaguered bullpen and beat the Nationals 13-9 on Saturday night.
Dallas Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up a 3-0 lead as the Braves lost 4-3 to the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson won his appeal and will not be suspended for a benches-clearing incident with the Pirates earlier this month, a source told ESPN.
Atlanta signed Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, to a one-year contract on June 7.
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Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning, Freddie Freeman launched an early two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb has been placed on the seven-day concussion list. He was hit on the back of the head by a line drive on Saturday.
Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night.
The Mets put struggling reliever Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder injury, and shut down outfielder Brandon Nimmo for a month.
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