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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


Yankees strike again

NEW YORK - CC Sabathia struck out 10, Derek Jeter drove in three runs and the New York Yankees won their 10th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hammel blanks Braves in 1-hitter

ATLANTA - Jason Hammel pitched a one-hitter for his first career shutout, allowing only Jason Heyward's two-out single in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night.

June 16, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Orioles, end 4-game losing streak

ATLANTA - Rookie Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore, 4-2, on Friday night to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak.

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


Granderson finale: Curtis Granderson, Yankees sweep Braves

ATLANTA - Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning and the streaking New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, on Wednesday night to complete their second straight three-game sweep.

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


Yankees rally for win

ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

June 12, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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


Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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