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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


Boston beats up Braves

BOSTON - Will Middlebrooks had a solo homer among his three hits and drove in two runs, Franklin Morales gave Boston another decent start as the fill-in for Josh Beckett and the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

June 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens sharp in return as Braves top Red Sox, 4-1

BOSTON (AP) - Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by allowing one run on three hits and shut down the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win Friday night.

June 23, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy has Tommy John surgery

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves on Thursday said Brandon Beachy had successful right elbow ligament-replacement surgery.

June 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves outslug Yankees

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward and the Atlanta Braves never intended to challenge the powerful New York Yankees to a game of home run derby in the Bronx. Still, they came out ahead.

June 20, 2012 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on for win

NEW YORK - Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Atlanta Braves held on to end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak, beating New York, 4-3, on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy has partial tear in right elbow

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was detailing his team's latest loss Monday night, running down the list of what went wrong.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Phillies no-hit Braves

ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.

September 01, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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