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Mets cool off Braves

ATLANTA - Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Dillon Gee pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, leading the New York Mets to another victory over the Atlanta Braves, 6-1 Monday night.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves to retire Smoltz's No. 29

ATLANTA - John Smoltz's career got off to a rocky start.

April 16, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Brewers 10-8

ATLANTA - Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.

April 13, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves ready for first home game

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.

April 12, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves win second straight, 6-3, over Astros

HOUSTON - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, David Ross hit a two-run double in his 2012 debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 11, 2012 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper returns with homer as Braves beat Astros, 6-4

HOUSTON - Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop another to New York

April 07, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves back in business

NEW YORK - The new fences at Citi Field are closer to home plate. That hardly helped the Atlanta Braves.

April 05, 2012 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


After tuneup, Braves ready to start season today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox returned Tuesday night to skipper the Braves' top prospects in a 4-3 rain-shortened exhibition loss to the major league club.

April 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper feels good after batting practice

LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has reported no problems with his surgically repaired left knee after taking batting practice Tuesday.

April 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson sees first action of spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.

April 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Verlander sharp in Tigers' six-inning win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander is ready to do it all over again - with one big difference. He wants that elusive World Series title.

March 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Big inning dooms Braves in loss

VIERA, Fla. - It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away - far, far away.

March 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Freeman homers twice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman is feeling good as opening day approaches.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lind's HR and 4 RBI lead Blue Jays over Braves

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Adam Lind has been trying to be more patient at the plate, and his work paid off Saturday when he hit a three-run homer and run-scoring triple in Toronto's 9-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

March 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves top Brew Crew in extras

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his rookie season.

May 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get past Marlins in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - While major league RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton and batting leader Dee Gordon padded their stats Friday night, the Atlanta Braves trumped them with an unlikely duo.

May 15, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta rally falls just short

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going.

May 09, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nats tee off on Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, giving him five in two games, and Danny Espinosa also connected twice to power the Washington Nationals past theAtlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.

May 08, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim series win over Phils

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.

May 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves bomb Phillies in victory

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies topple Braves in opener

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins debut

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Leake pitches, hits Reds past Braves

ATLANTA - Mike Leake had a five-run lead and was just one scoreless inning from earning his first career shutout.

April 30, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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