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Braves living in an Upton world

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.

November 29, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves welcome back OF Schafer

HOUSTON - Jordan Schafer is heading back to Atlanta, and the outfielder couldn't be happier about rejoining the big league organization where he started his big league career.

November 01, 2012 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann expects to recover fully from surgery

ATLANTA - Brian McCann's agent said Wednesday the Braves catcher expects to be "completely healthy" for the 2013 season following surgery on his right shoulder.

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


Wren to focus on 3B, CF in offseason

ATLANTA - Item by item, Chipper Jones' shirts and pants were folded and stacked neatly for the final time in his Braves travel bag.

October 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Just one shot

ATLANTA - Break out the peanut butter and honey. Kris Medlen is ready for another start.

October 04, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Chipper end regular season, win at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The storybook ending for Chipper Jones would have been putting a fastball into the Allegheny River.

October 03, 2012 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates win again

PITTSBURGH - Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.

October 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor wins 5th straight decision

ATLANTA - Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.

September 29, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves earn the sweep, win 6-2

ATLANTA - David Ross and Andrelton Simmons raced home on left fielder Bryan Petersen's costly error, sending Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

September 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones relishing final homestand in Atlanta

ATLANTA - With one last trip to the postseason assured - albeit maybe for just nine innings - Chipper Jones is relishing the final days of his last season.

September 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out Marlins, win 3-0

ATLANTA - The Braves showed no hangover from their champagne celebration, beating Miami 3-0 on Wednesday night as Martin Prado homered and Paul Maholm combined with three relievers on a six-hitter.

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


On to the playoffs

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to put the Atlanta Braves back in the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

September 25, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another strong start from Mike Minor has the Atlanta Braves one step closer to erasing last year's debacle.

September 22, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Kendrick, Phils

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 22, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take series in Miami with Medlen shutout

MIAMI - Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves top Brew Crew in extras

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his rookie season.

May 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get past Marlins in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - While major league RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton and batting leader Dee Gordon padded their stats Friday night, the Atlanta Braves trumped them with an unlikely duo.

May 15, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta rally falls just short

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going.

May 09, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nats tee off on Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, giving him five in two games, and Danny Espinosa also connected twice to power the Washington Nationals past theAtlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.

May 08, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim series win over Phils

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.

May 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves bomb Phillies in victory

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies topple Braves in opener

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins debut

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Leake pitches, hits Reds past Braves

ATLANTA - Mike Leake had a five-run lead and was just one scoreless inning from earning his first career shutout.

April 30, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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