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Lowe homers, Diaz returns and Kimbrel breaks a record

ATLANTA (AP) - Two milestone home runs - Chipper Jones' 450th and Derek Lowe's first - gave Atlanta the early lead and Lowe combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 31, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Soriano homers to back Wells as Cubs top Braves

CHICAGO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hang on for another win

CHICAGO - Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves hung on to win their sixth straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.

August 23, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rattle Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Saturday night.

August 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves go deep 3 times in 4-2 win

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves did all their scoring with the long ball and Derek Lowe combined with four relievers on a six-hitter, leading Atlanta past the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Friday night in a matchup of NL playoff contenders.

August 19, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves squeak by, take series

ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings to outduel Tim Lincecum, and Chipper Jones homered for the only run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday night.

August 18, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Late rally can't erase big deficit

ATLANTA - Matt Cain snapped his three-game losing streak with five-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco Giants barely avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, holding on for a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.

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


Braves walk off again, win in 11

ATLANTA - Rookie Randall Delgado allowed no hits through six innings in his second big-league start, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out another last at-bat win on Martin Prado's two-out single in the 11th Tuesday night.

August 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Late Braves rally stuns Giants

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman capped a three-run rally against San Francisco closer Brian Wilson in the ninth with a two-run single to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Giants on Monday night.

August 15, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla extends streak, but Braves fall to Cubs 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) - The latest entry in Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four hits to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

August 13, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bobby Cox's No. 6 retired by Braves

ATLANTA - There were 6s everywhere at Turner Field as the Braves honored Bobby Cox on Friday night.

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


Braves to retire No. 6

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is finding it difficult to shake old baseball habits.

August 11, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla's streak at 29, Braves win, 8-5

MIAMI - Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games and Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves beat slumping Florida 8-5 Monday night, dropping the Marlins to 0-5 on their homestand.

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


Jurrjens on 15-day DL with strained knee

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right knee.

August 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets can't keep up with Braves' bats

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Uggla extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run single in the eighth inning, Tim Hudson pitched seven stellar innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Friday night.

August 05, 2011 | By HOWIE RUMBERG The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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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


Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves edge past Marlins in 2-1 win

MIAMI - Even before Dee Gordon went face down leaving the batter's box, the Miami Marlins looked like a flop in their season opener against the Atlanta Braves.

April 06, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton, Kimbrel traded to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

April 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get pitcher Trevor Cahill, $6.8M

YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 04, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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