Family of man killed at Turner Field in a fall from the upper deck sues the Braves, MLB


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the family of the fan who fell to his death from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game has filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball.

Gregory Murrey, 60, from Alpharetta Georgia died during the seventh inning of the Yankees-Braves game on August 29. Witnesses reported that Murrey stood up to boo Alex Rodriguez when he came to the plate as a pinch hitter. Murrey fell from Section 402, which is at the top of the stadium, behind home plate into the area where players’ families sit.

The suit, filed in state court in Fulton County, accuses the Braves and Major League Baseball of disregarding fans’ safety by putting up a guard railing that is only 30 inches tall. The complaint alleges that the height is 12 inches short of the industry standard.

Murrey is not the first fan to die in a fall at Turner Field. Since 2008, three people have died after falls at Turner Field, one of which was ruled a suicide.

Alvarez’s bases-clearing double sends Astros past White Sox

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HOUSTON – Yordan Alvarez hit a go-ahead three-run double in the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros rallied past the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Friday night for their first win of the season.

Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer in the sixth and made a spectacular catch at the wall in the seventh to rob Andrew Benintendi of extra bases and keep the World Series champion Astros within one run.

Eloy Jimenez hit two RBI doubles for the White Sox, both off Astros starter Cristian Javier.

Jimenez’s first double scored Tim Anderson in the first inning. In the sixth, Javier gave up three straight doubles to Benintendi, Jimenez and Joan Moncada to make it 3-0 and end his night.

White Sox reliever Kendall Graveman (0-1) loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh on two walks and a single. Jake Diekman came on and gave up Alvarez’s double to deep left-center, a drive that just eluded Luis Robert Jr. and bounced off the wall, clearing the bases.

Four Astros relievers each worked one scoreless inning. Seth Martinez (1-0) got the win and Rafael Montero handled the ninth for his first save.

Chicago starter Lance Lynn allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings.


White Sox INF Andrew Vaughn, who hit a go-ahead two-run double in Thursday’s season-opening win, did not play. Vaughn experienced lower back issues during spring training. Gavin Sheets started at first base.


Astros outfielder Corey Yulks, a Houston-area native, singled in his first at-bat and finished 1-for-4 in his major league debut.


Astros owner Jim Crane and his wife, Whitney, presented the team and staff with their 2022 World Series rings in a pregame ceremony.


Astros: LHP Blake Taylor, who is on the 15-day injured list with a left elbow strain, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sugar Land.


The four-game season-opening series continues Saturday when Houston’s Jose Urquidy faces Chicago’s Lucas Giolito.