ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are doing their best to give away what looked like a certain playoff berth just a few weeks ago.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took another wrenching loss in their September swoon, squandering an early two-run lead against Cliff Lee as the playoff-bound Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 4-2 victory Monday night.
It's been a good run. It really has.
WASHINGTON - When Braves baserunners Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn both found themselves near the bag at second during a rundown, it looked like the sort of mistake that plagues a team on its way to wasting a chance to make the playoffs.
MIAMI - Struggling to secure a postseason berth, the Atlanta Braves were thwarted by a playoff-caliber pitching performance.
MIAMI (AP) - Rookie Randall Delgado pitched five innings for his first major-league win, and the Atlanta Braves put the brakes on their recent skid by beating the Florida Marlins 4-0 Tuesday night.
MIAMI - The sliding Atlanta Braves stumbled again Monday night, losing 6-5 to the Florida Marlins on Omar Infante's game-ending two-run homer.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson found the difference he needed by slightly adjusting his delivery.
Delete ATLANTA - Derek Lowe looked down as he heard boos while walking off the field in the third inning, and he spoke in unusually soft, pained tones following the game.
ATLANTA - Alex Gonzalez isn't too concerned about the pressure of a wild-card race.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak of the season, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.
ST. LOUIS - Lance Berkman had a single, RBI double and walk - reaching ba++se seven straight times over two games - and the St. Louis Cardinals inched closer in the NL wild card race with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS - Nick Punto hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning after Albert Pujols' two-run single tied it an inning earlier and the St. Louis Cardinals kept its faint postseason hopes alive with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their lead to 10½ games in the NL East.
PHILADELPHIA - Cliff Lee tossed a five-hitter for his sixth shutout of the season, helping the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the second-place Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Monday night.
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.
ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.
ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.
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.
SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.
SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.
ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted Turner's "SuperStation," died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the team said. He was 69.
SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.