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Braves chase off Lee, top Phillies

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fourth inning off Cliff Lee and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Friday night in their home opener.

April 08, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' offense sputters in 4-2 loss to Brewers

MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Braves finally are heading home, and they hope to find their offense once they get there.

April 07, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves power to victory

MILWAUKEE - Lucky bounce or not, Dan Uggla will take it.

April 04, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson struggles as Nationals defeat Braves

WASHINGTON - When Rick Ankiel won the center field job for the Washington Nationals in spring training, they hoped he'd give them power and excellent defense. On Saturday afternoon, he gave them that - plus a little bit more.

April 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Off and running

WASHINGTON - Coming off major knee surgery, and coming up on his 39th birthday, Chipper Jones came back to baseball in a big way.

March 31, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take the field

WASHINGTON - Even Washington Nationals opening day starter Livan Hernandez wishes Stephen Strasburg could take that assignment Thursday.

March 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gomez seals Braves victory

ATLANTA - Nick Blackburn looked ready for the regular season before problems in Minnesota's bullpen kept him from winning his final spring start.

March 29, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM | Atlanta Braves


New boss, same hopes

ATLANTA - The clickety-clack of spikes has been replaced by nice, quiet sneakers. Otherwise, it's hard to detect much of a difference between Fredi Gonzalez and the guy he replaced in the Atlanta Braves dugout.

March 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves go with Beachy as 5th starter

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brandon Beachy has won the job as the Atlanta Braves' fifth starter, beating out fellow rookie Mike Minor and veteran Rodrigo Lopez.

March 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens taken out after first inning

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Atlanta pitcher Jair Jurrjens said the feeling along his right ribcage Thursday was nothing more than a cramp caused by dehydration. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, taking no chances, pulled his starter after one inning against Toronto.

March 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McClellan, Cards shut down Braves

JUPITER, Fla. - Kyle McClellan made another strong statement in his bid for the St. Louis Cardinals' vacant starting spot. He has been endorsed by pitching coach Dave Duncan, and is on a schedule that would allow him to start the second game of the season.

March 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Cards battle to 1-1 draw

JUPITER, Fla. - Kyle Lohse was so efficient he became the first member of the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation to work six innings this spring - without coming close to his pitch limit.

March 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson keeps throwing strong

TAMPA, Fla. - Tommy Hanson wasn't totally happy with his latest start despite a positive outcome.

March 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves outduel Cards in 2-1 win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kyle McClellan got a confidence boost in his bid to make the Cardinals' rotation on Thursday.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson comes on strong for Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. - Josh Johnson labored through another difficult inning in spring training, then found what he had been looking for: his rhythm.

March 07, 2011 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bounce back

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rollins homer buries Braves

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves start 2nd half with win over Phils

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson's HR helps Braves beat Cubs 10-7

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday to remain near the top of the NL East at the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves power past Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson and the Atlanta Braves capitalized on a day when the ball was flying at Wrigley Field.

July 12, 2014 | By SARAH TROTTO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets to avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and theAtlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.

July 10, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


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