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Giants score 6 runs in 11th to beat Braves, 9-4

ATLANTA - Brandon Crawford didn't have to be told the Giants had no available position players in the 11th inning when he fouled a ball off his right knee and collapsed to the ground.

July 19, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Streak busted

ATLANTA - Georgia native Buster Posey drove in five runs with three hits, Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves, 9-0, on Tuesday night.

July 17, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Sheets ends 2-year absence with win over Mets

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets loved being back in the majors so much that he broke normal custom for starting pitchers and watched the last three innings from Atlanta's hot dugout instead of the clubhouse.

July 15, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win a wild one

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Power outage, surge: After lights go out, Braves turn it on

ATLANTA - David Ross homered and drove in four runs, Chipper Jones also connected and the Atlanta Braves survived a crisis at shortstop to beat the New York Mets, 7-5, on Friday night. A Turner Field power outage in the second inning caused a delay of 16 minutes.

July 14, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Sheets to debut Sunday

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets is ready to return to the majors for the first time in two years.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Simmons to miss at least a month

ATLANTA - Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.

July 09, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets 6-1

NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.

August 28, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 27, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk plank

PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

August 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves make it 2 straight over A's

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Saturday night.

August 16, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gordon scores 4 runs, Dodgers win

ATLANTA - Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.

August 14, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves finally figure out Dodgers

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers glide past Braves 6-2

ATLANTA - Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night.

August 11, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Alex Wood fans 12; Braves edge Nationals 3-1

ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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