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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


Braves notch first win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jair Jurrjens might have been the best pitcher in the National League in the first half of last season.

March 05, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' offense struggles in opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brandon Inge lost his job at third base when Detroit moved Miguel Cabrera across the infield to make room for first baseman Prince Fielder. Instead of sulking, he volunteered to play second base.

March 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves go country for a day as Aldean takes cuts

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Aldean circled the bases, touched home plate and collapsed next to the batting cage, pulling his cap over his face.

March 01, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Still chipping away: Almost 40, Chipper Jones is not ready for retirement

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After another of those spring training workouts that are increasingly tough to get through, Chipper Jones pulls off his jersey to reveal an undershirt that says, "Slow it down, boys."

February 29, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward looking for comeback year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.

February 27, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla aims for quicker start

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Dan Uggla arrived for spring training with the Atlanta Braves, he felt at home.

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


Hudson seeks fresh start after back surgery

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse.

February 21, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel ready to bounce back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Craig Kimbrel is excited about his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' spring training clubhouse.

February 20, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy heads Braves' new wave of young starters

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran was not even born in 1990 when Steve Avery joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz in the Braves rotation. Atlanta, which added Greg Maddux for the 1993 season, won six Cy Young Awards in the decade.

February 10, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves unveil another alternate home uniform

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron recognized the look. Just not the feel.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bobby Cox to manage a Braves exhibition

ATLANTA (AP) - Bobby Cox is returning to the dugout - but only for one exhibition.

February 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Hanson ready for 2012

ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson said Thursday his right shoulder is feeling good and he expects to be on a regular routine for the start of spring training.

February 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper upbeat about his 18th season with Braves

ATLANTA - One year has made a big difference in Chipper Jones' outlook.

January 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | 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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