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Francisco's single gives Braves 4-3 win over LA

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Juan Francisco's two-out single in the 11th inning gave the Atlanta Braves their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

August 17, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take series, blank Padres a 2nd time

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday.

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


Braves pound Padres

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla's three-run homer in the third inning gave Atlanta the lead and Paul Maholm threw seven strong innings to lead the Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

August 15, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' offense goes quiet in loss

ATLANTA - Eric Stults combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, Chase Headley homered and drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.

August 13, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Maholm throws 3-hitter, Braves beat Mets 4-0

NEW YORK - Paul Maholm made David Ross' fill-in night behind the plate a pleasurable one.

August 10, 2012 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla, Bourn lead Braves to 12-6 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh after Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 Wednesday night.

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


Phillies even series

PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 3-0 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves.

August 07, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Sheets dominate Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Sheets pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Heyward homered to lead the streaking Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats silent, Astros even series

ATLANTA - Justin Maxwell had a career-high four hits, including two homers, rookie Lucas Harrell won his first career start at Turner Field, and the Houston Astros snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

August 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves stay hot, roll past Astros

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson gave up only four hits and no earned runs in 7 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in his career against Houston, and the Braves stayed hot with a 4-1 win Friday night that left the Astros with their worst 32-game stretch in franchise history.

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


Braves take the series against Marlins

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and the Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the first two innings to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Thursday night.

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


Marlins score 3 in 1st, beat Braves 4-2

ATLANTA - Miami broke out for three runs in the first inning against Ben Sheets after scoring just three total in two losses to Atlanta, and the Marlins ended the Braves' seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.

August 01, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves get rained on, win 7th straight

ATLANTA - Kris Medlen had a successful return to the rotation, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

August 01, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves prevail for first Monday win

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and scored three runs and the Atlanta Braves snapped a string of 16 straight losses on Mondays, including 12 this season, by beating the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Monday night.

July 30, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Minor magical in win

ATLANTA - Mike Minor struck out nine and combined with Craig Kimbrel on a four-hitter, Jason Heyward had two hits and drove in a run, and the Atlanta Braves edged Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Saturday night.

July 28, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | 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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