DENVER (AP) - Derek Lowe enjoyed the sun beating down on him and was glad it went straight into Todd Helton's eyes at just the right moment.
ATLANTA - John Lannan gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings and had his first two hits of the season to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Prado had two hits, including a homer, in his return from five weeks on the disabled list and the Braves beat the error-prone Washington Nationals 11-1 on Friday night for the 10,000th win in franchise history.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, his fourth of the series, and the Atlanta Braves beat Colorado 6-3 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep of the Rockies in 18 years.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer, Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win and the surging Atlanta Braves beat slumping Colorado 9-1 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman's third homer in two games gave Atlanta the early lead, Derek Lowe hit a three-run double and the Braves beat the short-handed Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - David Ross hit his second career grand slam and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens' first career shutout served as a well-timed advertisement for his candidacy to be the NL All-Star starting pitcher.
SEATTLE - Freddie Freeman knocked around Felix Hernandez for three hits and two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves beat Seattle 5-3 on Wednesday to complete an impressive three-game sweep that included victories over the Mariners' best starting pitchers.
ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy had a career-high 11 strikeouts in his return from the disabled list, Dan Uggla and Brian McCann hit two-run homers, and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-1 victory Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jason Heyward had an RBI single and Mike Minor ended a nine-start winless streak in the Atlanta Braves' 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson pitched eight scoreless innings and hit his second career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday for a rare one-run road win.
ATLANTA - Colby Lewis and Nelson Cruz shook off slumps, Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night to protect their lead in the AL West.
NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.
PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.
AARON BRACY, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton's two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana allowed only three hits over eight scoreless innings in his Atlanta debut, Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs and the Braves held off the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974.
WASHINGTON - Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton saw the baseball nestle underneath some green wall padding and initially, instead of trying to make a play, threw his arms up and waited for a call from the umpires.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper's Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward's Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they'll get the division race started early this season.
MILWAUKEE - In losing their season opener, the Atlanta Braves got a different kind of win to earn a place in the replay record book.
ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.