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Braves knock out Mets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.

April 18, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mets cool off Braves

ATLANTA - Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Dillon Gee pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, leading the New York Mets to another victory over the Atlanta Braves, 6-1 Monday night.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves to retire Smoltz's No. 29

ATLANTA - John Smoltz's career got off to a rocky start.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Brewers 10-8

ATLANTA - Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.

April 13, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves ready for first home game

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.

April 12, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves win second straight, 6-3, over Astros

HOUSTON - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, David Ross hit a two-run double in his 2012 debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 11, 2012 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper returns with homer as Braves beat Astros, 6-4

HOUSTON - Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop another to New York

April 07, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves back in business

NEW YORK - The new fences at Citi Field are closer to home plate. That hardly helped the Atlanta Braves.

April 05, 2012 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


After tuneup, Braves ready to start season today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox returned Tuesday night to skipper the Braves' top prospects in a 4-3 rain-shortened exhibition loss to the major league club.

April 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper feels good after batting practice

LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has reported no problems with his surgically repaired left knee after taking batting practice Tuesday.

April 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson sees first action of spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.

April 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Verlander sharp in Tigers' six-inning win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander is ready to do it all over again - with one big difference. He wants that elusive World Series title.

March 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Big inning dooms Braves in loss

VIERA, Fla. - It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away - far, far away.

March 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Freeman homers twice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman is feeling good as opening day approaches.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | 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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