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Cabrera's homer helps Tigers beat Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Miguel Cabrera's first home run of the spring was quite a sight. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland would rather see some more groundballs hit at his new third baseman.

March 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves notch first win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens might have been the best pitcher in the National League in the first half of last season.

March 05, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' offense struggles in opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brandon Inge lost his job at third base when Detroit moved Miguel Cabrera across the infield to make room for first baseman Prince Fielder. Instead of sulking, he volunteered to play second base.

March 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves go country for a day as Aldean takes cuts

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Aldean circled the bases, touched home plate and collapsed next to the batting cage, pulling his cap over his face.

March 01, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Still chipping away: Almost 40, Chipper Jones is not ready for retirement

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After another of those spring training workouts that are increasingly tough to get through, Chipper Jones pulls off his jersey to reveal an undershirt that says, "Slow it down, boys."

February 29, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Heyward looking for comeback year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.

February 27, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Uggla aims for quicker start

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Dan Uggla arrived for spring training with the Atlanta Braves, he felt at home.

February 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Hudson seeks fresh start after back surgery

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse.

February 21, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Kimbrel ready to bounce back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Craig Kimbrel is excited about his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' spring training clubhouse.

February 20, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Beachy heads Braves' new wave of young starters

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran was not even born in 1990 when Steve Avery joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz in the Braves rotation. Atlanta, which added Greg Maddux for the 1993 season, won six Cy Young Awards in the decade.

February 10, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves unveil another alternate home uniform

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Bobby Cox to manage a Braves exhibition

ATLANTA (AP) - Bobby Cox is returning to the dugout - but only for one exhibition.

February 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' Hanson ready for 2012

ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson said Thursday his right shoulder is feeling good and he expects to be on a regular routine for the start of spring training.

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


Chipper upbeat about his 18th season with Braves

ATLANTA - One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook.

January 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves return for informal workouts

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy did his best to forget what happened at the end of last season.

January 30, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | 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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