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McCann blasts Astros in 10th

HOUSTON - Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

June 11, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Gonzalez power Braves past Astros 11-4

HOUSTON - Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez homered on back-to-back pitches during Atlanta's four-run third inning and the Braves pounded the Houston Astros 11-4 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

June 10, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fight back in 10th

MIAMI - Freddie Freeman singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Wednesday night, and the Atlanta Braves extended the Florida Marlins' losing streak to seven games by winning 3-2.

June 08, 2011 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves come up short

ATLANTA - Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single in the three-run seventh, Heath Bell struggled to earn a fourth straight save and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.

May 31, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillips bomb downs Braves

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Kyle Phillips broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th inning with his first career home run and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Monday for their third straight win.

May 30, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Leake earns win as Reds top Braves 5-1

ATLANTA - Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati's depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games.

May 27, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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Back to the drawing board

ATLANTA - Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday.

September 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton brothers go yard in win

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wren out as Braves GM

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' continue slide, lose to Mets

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had seen this game before. It looked so very familiar to the first baseman and the sliding Atlanta Braves.

September 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose again behind sputtering offense

ATLANTA - Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and the Atlanta Braves are running out of time and patience.

September 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap 5 game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

September 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals clinch, blank Braves 3-0

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sell naming rights to SunTrust

ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves all but done

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes take another hit in Rangers win

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September 13, 2014 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chirinos helps Rangers past Braves 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals hold off Braves, win 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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