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Braves rattle Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Saturday night.

August 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves go deep 3 times in 4-2 win

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves did all their scoring with the long ball and Derek Lowe combined with four relievers on a six-hitter, leading Atlanta past the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Friday night in a matchup of NL playoff contenders.

August 19, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves squeak by, take series

ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings to outduel Tim Lincecum, and Chipper Jones homered for the only run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday night.

August 18, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Late rally can't erase big deficit

ATLANTA - Matt Cain snapped his three-game losing streak with five-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco Giants barely avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, holding on for a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.

August 17, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves walk off again, win in 11

ATLANTA - Rookie Randall Delgado allowed no hits through six innings in his second big-league start, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out another last at-bat win on Martin Prado's two-out single in the 11th Tuesday night.

August 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Late Braves rally stuns Giants

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman capped a three-run rally against San Francisco closer Brian Wilson in the ninth with a two-run single to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Giants on Monday night.

August 15, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla extends streak, but Braves fall to Cubs 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) - The latest entry in Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four hits to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

August 13, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bobby Cox's No. 6 retired by Braves

ATLANTA - There were 6s everywhere at Turner Field as the Braves honored Bobby Cox on Friday night.

August 12, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves to retire No. 6

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is finding it difficult to shake old baseball habits.

August 11, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla's streak at 29, Braves win, 8-5

MIAMI - Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games and Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves beat slumping Florida 8-5 Monday night, dropping the Marlins to 0-5 on their homestand.

August 08, 2011 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens on 15-day DL with strained knee

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right knee.

August 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets can't keep up with Braves' bats

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Uggla extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run single in the eighth inning, Tim Hudson pitched seven stellar innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Friday night.

August 05, 2011 | By HOWIE RUMBERG The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win as Uggla stays hot

WASHINGTON - When his batting average dipped to .173 on July 4 and every hard-hit ball seemingly turned into an out, Dan Uggla never lost faith that he would pull out of his horrific slump.

August 03, 2011 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue slide, drop another to Nats

WASHINGTON - Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe that sent the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

August 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bourn debuts, Nats top Braves

WASHINGTON - Rick Ankiel hit two home runs, and Livan Hernandez allowed one run over six innings and drove in a run to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

August 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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