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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


Braves rock Reds

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson is making it easy to forget he missed most of the first month of the season recovering from back surgery.

May 15, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall late to Reds

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with a double off the centerfield wall and the Cincinnati Reds scored two runs off Jonny Venters in the eighth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night.

May 14, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose to Cubs

CHICAGO - Paul Maholm's rocky start with the Chicago Cubs is all but forgotten. After giving up 12 runs and 12 hits over eight innings in his first two outings, Maholm has more than settled down.

May 09, 2012 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves' bats rally in seventh

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.

April 25, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves swept out of New York

NEW YORK (AP) - With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history.

April 23, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves no match for Mets

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.

April 21, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves reliever faces suspension

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow lead, lose to Blue Jays

TORONTO - Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves tee off on Toronto

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched effectively into the seventh inning and theAtlanta Braves stayed hot with a 5-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Mets, who learned earlier that injured closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.

April 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves look to stay hot in home opener

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.

April 09, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves edge past Marlins in 2-1 win

MIAMI - Even before Dee Gordon went face down leaving the batter's box, the Miami Marlins looked like a flop in their season opener against the Atlanta Braves.

April 06, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Kimbrel traded to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

April 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get pitcher Trevor Cahill, $6.8M

YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 04, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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