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Wren to focus on 3B, CF in offseason

ATLANTA - Item by item, Chipper Jones' shirts and pants were folded and stacked neatly for the final time in his Braves travel bag.

October 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Just one shot

ATLANTA - Break out the peanut butter and honey. Kris Medlen is ready for another start.

October 04, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Chipper end regular season, win at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The storybook ending for Chipper Jones would have been putting a fastball into the Allegheny River.

October 03, 2012 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates win again

PITTSBURGH - Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.

October 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor wins 5th straight decision

ATLANTA - Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.

September 29, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves earn the sweep, win 6-2

ATLANTA - David Ross and Andrelton Simmons raced home on left fielder Bryan Petersen's costly error, sending Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

September 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones relishing final homestand in Atlanta

ATLANTA - With one last trip to the postseason assured - albeit maybe for just nine innings - Chipper Jones is relishing the final days of his last season.

September 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out Marlins, win 3-0

ATLANTA - The Braves showed no hangover from their champagne celebration, beating Miami 3-0 on Wednesday night as Martin Prado homered and Paul Maholm combined with three relievers on a six-hitter.

September 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


On to the playoffs

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to put the Atlanta Braves back in the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

September 25, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another strong start from Mike Minor has the Atlanta Braves one step closer to erasing last year's debacle.

September 22, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Kendrick, Phils

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 22, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take series in Miami with Medlen shutout

MIAMI - Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Column: Wild card adds some intrigue to baseball

For baseball purists, there's not a whole lot to like about what Bud Selig has done to the national pastime.

September 19, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Atlanta Braves


Braves start strong, hang on for win

MIAMI - Dan Uggla hit a three-run home run in the first inning, Martin Prado tied a career best with four hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Monday night.

September 17, 2012 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


They'll take it; Braves escape Nats

ATLANTA - Pinch-runner Jeff Baker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when reliever Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons' uniform with a bases-loaded pitch that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday.

September 15, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Back to the drawing board

ATLANTA - Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.

September 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton brothers go yard in win

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wren out as Braves GM

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' continue slide, lose to Mets

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had seen this game before. It looked so very familiar to the first baseman and the sliding Atlanta Braves.

September 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose again behind sputtering offense

ATLANTA - Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and the Atlanta Braves are running out of time and patience.

September 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap 5 game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

September 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals clinch, blank Braves 3-0

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sell naming rights to SunTrust

ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves all but done

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes take another hit in Rangers win

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September 13, 2014 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chirinos helps Rangers past Braves 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals hold off Braves, win 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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