Braves newcomer McCarthy hopes to improve wayward slider

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Brandon McCarthy figures his slider needs some work this spring. The last one he threw didn’t end up where he expected.

”I gave up a game-winning home run in the World Series on it,” McCarthy said Wednesday before his first organized spring workout with the Atlanta Braves. ”So I really want to get back to work on it. I need the time and the reps to really get it under control and be effective with it.”George Springer hit a two-run homer off McCarthy’s slider in the 11th inning of Game 2 of the World Series, a ga...