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Las Vegas uses long ball to rout Chicago at Little League World Series

...the first inning and Las Vegas hit five home runs in a 13-2 win over Chicago's Jackie Robinson West on Sunday.First baseman Austin Kryszczuk homered twice, in the second and fourth innings.Chicago's Pierce Jones, who hit three home runs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-17/las-vegas-uses-long-ball
Speedy Dee Gordon helps Dodgers beat Braves in series finale

...behind first-place Washington in the NL East, have lost 12 of 15."We've still got 41 games left," said Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who had three hits, including a double in the three-run eighth. "We can still make something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/speedy-dee-gordon-helps-
Braves' offense breaks out in win over A's

...ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.The power-hitting first baseman then backed up his challenge at the plate.Freeman hit a three-run homer, one of four by Atlanta, and the Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-15/braves-offense-breaks-ou
Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton suffers concussion in scary collision

...doesn't pass the first-glance eye test as a slugging first baseman, but the Indiana product shows the hitting ability...contact.The 20-year-old also shows athleticism for a first baseman, providing average speed and good range at first base...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/minnesota-twins-top-pros
Rob Manfred chosen to succeed Bud Selig as baseball commissioner

...players that expires after the 2016 season will be conducted with a new union leadership headed by former All-Star first baseman Tony Clark."I have known Rob for more than 15 years, and I'm confident that his vast experience in all aspects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-14/rob-manfred-chosen-succe
Yoenis Cespedes finds his way to Fenway Park after trade flurry

...goodbye were outfielder Shane Victorino, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain; and first baseman-outfielder Mike Carp, who had complained about his diminishing role, was designated for assignment.Drew made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-01/yoenis-cespedes-finds-hi
Mariners push Braves' losing streak to eight

...winless on a road trip, but we are not too far out of it and we have a chance to get back into it this weekend," first baseman Freddie Freeman said.This was the first time since May 2012 that Atlanta had lost eight in a row and only the second...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-06/mariners-push-braves-los
SAL Reports: Greenville's Travis, Stankiewicz, Taveras, McGrath

...doesn't have the typical body for a power-hitting first baseman, standing 6-feet and 195 pounds, but he also doesn't...speed is more of a factor than most power-hitting first basemen. I clocked him at 4.3 to first, giving him average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-08-04/sal-reports-
Freddie Freeman leads Braves past Marlins

...East.Third-place Miami had a three-game winning streak snapped to stay 8½ games back.Freeman, an All-Star first baseman, broke out of a slump against the Marlins, ending a 2 for 44 stretch by hitting his 14th homer as the Braves took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-23/freddie-freeman-leads-br
Tuten, Mercer are city amateur golf champs

...grinned like this in a long time. I'm tickled to death, man."Mercer, 51, a former Augusta Col lege pitcher/first baseman who didn't even play high school golf, closed with 68 to edge second-round leader Doug Faulkner by one shot.Faulkner, who called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2014-07-20/tuten-mercer-ar