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Uggla homers twice: Atlanta Braves beat Miami Marlins, 11-0

MIAMI - Dan Uggla hit two home runs in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami, 11-0.

June 05, 2012 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy goes from undrafted to ERA leader in majors

ATLANTA - Perhaps hidden somewhere in a small town in America is a baseball player with major talent who won't be drafted this week.

June 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nats blank Braves

WASHINGTON - Brandon Beachy made one mistake in his matchup with Stephen Strasburg.

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


Up in the air: Braves send Pastornicky down to minors

ATLANTA - When choosing between Tyler Pastornicky and Andrelton Simmons in spring training, the Braves said they opted for the more polished offensive player when Pastornicky was named the starting shortstop.

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


Braves snap losing skid

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.

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


Braves drop eighth in a row

ATLANTA - Mike Matheny saw a different edge in Lance Lynn as he approached his second start this year against the Atlanta Braves, the only team to beat him this season.

May 28, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Harper, Espinosa home runs lift Nationals over Braves

ATLANTA - Washington relied on its offense for its second straight win over Atlanta, leaving manager Davey Johnson feeling relaxed and happy.

May 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Free-falling Braves

ATLANTA - Rick Ankiel hit a two-run triple in Washington's four-run first inning, Ryan Zimmerman padded the lead with a three-run double in the seventh and the first-place Nationals beat the slumping Atlanta Braves, 7-4, on Friday night.

May 25, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Slamming sweep

CINCINNATI - Memo to Reds' clubhouse staff: Buy more shaving cream. Fast.

May 24, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Walk-off home run

CINCINNATI - Todd Frazier paused for an on-field interview after rounding the bases and got a face full of shaving cream from a Reds teammate.

May 23, 2012 | BY JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Reds edge Braves

CINCINNATI - All joking aside, Brandon Phillips' renewed power has more to do with his hamstring than his biceps.

May 22, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Slam helps Rays prevail

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Alex Cobb overcame early struggles and ended up with a most impressive performance.

May 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves slide past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tommy Hanson pitched seven effective innings, Freddie Freeman drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3, on Friday night.

May 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Beachy party: Brandon Beachy shuts out Marlins, 7-0

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy learned an important lesson in his first career shutout: The ninth inning is a blast.

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


Out of reach: Braves drop game to Miami Marlins, 8-4

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves, 8-4, on Wednesday night, adding another win to their impressive May record.

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


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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


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8th straight, Mariners win 7-3

SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop 7th in a row with 4-2 loss to Seattle

SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.

August 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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