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Conrad comes up big

PITTSBURGH - Brooks Conrad hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pillage Pirates in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Jair Jurrjens pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

May 24, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Walkoff winner in 11th

ATLANTA - When Brian McCann returned to his locker, Derek Lowe shouted across the room: "Great off day, Mac!"

May 17, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Astros for third straight

ATLANTA - Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves used a makeshift lineup to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night.

May 16, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward misses 4th straight start

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward missed his fourth straight start with inflammation in his right shoulder Saturday but entered the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.

May 14, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

ATLANTA - Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.

May 14, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fight back, take Game 3, 6-5

ATLANTA - Martin Prado hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on Brian McCann's single to right field in the 10th, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

May 12, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nats hammer, hold off Braves

ATLANTA - Jason Marquis earned his 100th career win, backed by a pair of three-run homers from Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, and the Washington Nationals held off the error-plagued Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.

May 10, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran takes loss in MLB debut

PHILADELPHIA - Fill-in starter Kyle Kendrick and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 Saturday night.

May 07, 2011 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Derek Lowe took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves won their sixth straight game, beating Philadelphia 5-0 on Friday night despite Cliff Lee's 16 strikeouts for the Phillies.

May 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves sweep Brewers

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy picked up another no-decision Thursday night, and that was just fine with him.

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


Braves sweep DH

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Martin Prado drove in three runs and Atlanta broke it open with a big sixth inning in the opening game of a doubleheader.

May 04, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta brews up 6-2 win

ATLANTA - Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.

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


Braves coach fined, banned 2 weeks

ATLANTA - Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for two weeks without pay Sunday by Major League Baseball for inappropriate comments and gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco.

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


Braves' bullpen fades

ATLANTA - The St. Louis Cardinals closed the first month of the season with thrilling back-to-back late-inning comebacks.

April 30, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Phillies no-hit Braves

ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.

September 01, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets 6-1

NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.

August 28, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 27, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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