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Braves knock out Mets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.

April 18, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mets cool off Braves

ATLANTA - Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Dillon Gee pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, leading the New York Mets to another victory over the Atlanta Braves, 6-1 Monday night.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves to retire Smoltz's No. 29

ATLANTA - John Smoltz's career got off to a rocky start.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Brewers 10-8

ATLANTA - Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.

April 13, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves ready for first home game

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.

April 12, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves win second straight, 6-3, over Astros

HOUSTON - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, David Ross hit a two-run double in his 2012 debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 11, 2012 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Chipper returns with homer as Braves beat Astros, 6-4

HOUSTON - Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves drop another to New York

April 07, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves back in business

NEW YORK - The new fences at Citi Field are closer to home plate. That hardly helped the Atlanta Braves.

April 05, 2012 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


After tuneup, Braves ready to start season today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox returned Tuesday night to skipper the Braves' top prospects in a 4-3 rain-shortened exhibition loss to the major league club.

April 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Chipper feels good after batting practice

LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has reported no problems with his surgically repaired left knee after taking batting practice Tuesday.

April 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Hudson sees first action of spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.

April 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Verlander sharp in Tigers' six-inning win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander is ready to do it all over again - with one big difference. He wants that elusive World Series title.

March 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Big inning dooms Braves in loss

VIERA, Fla. - It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away - far, far away.

March 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' Freeman homers twice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman is feeling good as opening day approaches.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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Gattis' double helps Braves top Marlins 3-1

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.

April 23, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Fernandez blanks Braves

ATLANTA - Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night.

April 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2

ATLANTA - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.

April 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves mash Mets again

NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.

April 19, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Teheran 3-hits Phillies; Braves win 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Uggla powers Braves to win

AARON BRACY, Associated Press

April 14, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mets take series

ATLANTA - Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton's two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves mop up Mets

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.

April 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


New York Mets spoil home opener with 4-0 shutout

ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Selig hints Aaron still baseball's home-run king

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.

April 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Replay helps Braves top Washington 2-1

WASHINGTON - Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton saw the baseball nestle underneath some green wall padding and initially, instead of trying to make a play, threw his arms up and waited for a call from the umpires.

April 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves head to Washington for key early series

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper's Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward's Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they'll get the division race started early this season.

April 03, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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