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McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann finally gets to experience the break part of the All-Star break.

July 08, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, McCann lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Bourn celebrated his selection to the All-Star team with another all-around performance.

July 08, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann's grand slam lifts Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.

July 06, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves clobber Cubs

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3, on Thursday night.

July 05, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs

ATLANTA - Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves, 5-1, on Wednesday night.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper has 5 hits, 4 RBIs as Braves beat Cubs, 10-3

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones absorbed every moment of a performance he said he'll cherish in retirement.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper's an All-Star

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones on Tuesday was named to replace Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp on the National League All-Star roster.

July 03, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cubs shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.

July 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves hoping to bolster rotation, sign Ben Sheets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves hope veteran starter Ben Sheets can bolster their rotation.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson tagged early as Nationals beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson knew it would be difficult to pitch in record temperatures. Falling behind by four runs in the first inning hardly helped.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Strasburg succumbs to heat as Braves prevail

ATLANTA - On Atlanta's hottest day on record, Mike Minor did enough to cool off Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

June 30, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals top Braves

ATLANTA - Michael Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Washington had blown a four-run lead, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, on Friday night.

June 29, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chris Young, bullpen help Diamondbacks beat Braves

ATLANTA - Chris Young hit a tiebreaking home run against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night.

June 28, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper's 2-run homer helps Braves win

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward homered and the Atlanta Braves withstood Arizona's comeback attempt to beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday night.

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


Securing a victory

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson answered manager Fredi Gonzalez's call for improved starts from Atlanta's rotation and the Braves opened their longest homestand of the season by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, on Tuesday night.

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


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Kershaw outduels Teheran as Dodgers sweep Braves

LOS ANGELES - Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

August 01, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves acquire Bonifacio, plenty of deadline action around MLB

CHICAGO - The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bounce back

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rollins homer buries Braves

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves start 2nd half with win over Phils

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson's HR helps Braves beat Cubs 10-7

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday to remain near the top of the NL East at the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves power past Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson and the Atlanta Braves capitalized on a day when the ball was flying at Wrigley Field.

July 12, 2014 | By SARAH TROTTO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets to avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and theAtlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.

July 10, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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