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Break out the brooms

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.

July 07, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens wins 12th

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.

July 06, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves keep on rolling

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.

July 05, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman fires off two

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.

July 04, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Ross, Braves slam Orioles

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.

July 02, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens throws one-hitter, Braves top Orioles 4-0

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens' first career shutout served as a well-timed advertisement for his candidacy to be the NL All-Star starting pitcher.

July 01, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves notch sweep of M's

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.

June 29, 2011 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy peachy at Turner Field

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.

June 22, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves back on track

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.

June 21, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson does it all

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.

June 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves still reeling

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.

June 18, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rangers defeat Braves, 6-2

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.

June 17, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Astros save sweep, take Game 4, 8-3

HOUSTON (AP) - Hunter Pence returned from a day off with back trouble and homered and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

June 13, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann blasts Astros in 10th

HOUSTON - Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

June 11, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Gonzalez power Braves past Astros 11-4

HOUSTON - Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez homered on back-to-back pitches during Atlanta's four-run third inning and the Braves pounded the Houston Astros 11-4 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

June 10, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8th straight, Mariners win 7-3

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.

August 06, 2014 | By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop 7th in a row with 4-2 loss to Seattle

SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.

August 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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