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Chipper to retire after season

ATLANTA - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:

March 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to tie Marlins

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Even after signing a few high-profile free agents in the offseason, the Miami Marlins are still looking to figure out their starting rotation.

March 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones says this will be his final season

ATLANTA - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:

March 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Raburn, Verlander get to Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Justin Verlander hardly needed to win the American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards to boost his confidence.

March 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Beltran hits first HR of spring as Cards drop Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Carlos Beltran is more concerned with health than spring training stats.

March 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Blue Jays, Mets in split-squad games

Braves top Blue Jays

March 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves slam Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward hit a grand slam off starter Wandy Rodriguez for his second home run in three games, and Michael Bourn hit a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros, 9-5, in a spring training game Friday night.

March 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dontrelle Willis pumped his fist with the enthusiasm of a guy getting a meaningful out late in the season, and then blessed himself and pointed to the sky as he walked off the mound.

March 15, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla, Heyward hit homers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg has that feeling again, the one that made him a phenom in 2010 before injuring his elbow.

March 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Marlins tie

JUPITER, Fla. - This start for Carlos Zambrano against the Atlanta Braves went a lot better for him than his previous one.

March 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to slump

JUPITER, Fla. - Carlos Beltran has recovered from the flu and is ready to get back to playing ball.

March 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens wild as Yanks top Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Yankees want to ease the pressure on Michael Pineda.

March 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Teheran has better outing

TAMPA, Fla. - Julio Teheran kept the ball in the ballpark, and the result was a much better outing.

March 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor pitches 3 scoreless in Braves' loss

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have started off their exhibition season horribly, and manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't liking it.

March 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's homer helps Tigers beat Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Miguel Cabrera's first home run of the spring was quite a sight. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland would rather see some more groundballs hit at his new third baseman.

March 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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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


Nats nail Braves

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Baltimore on edge

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise's biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing streak.

April 28, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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