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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ATLANTA - The clickety-clack of spikes has been replaced by nice, quiet sneakers.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


Hudson strong in Braves win

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tim Hudson gave up a run in two innings in his spring debut, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Wednesday.

March 02, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, Braves shut down Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brett Myers looked exactly one month ahead, to opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


No nonsense for Lowe, Braves win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Derek Lowe didn't want to throw breaking balls Monday in his first start of spring training for the Atlanta Braves.

February 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Plenty of question marks

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Forgive Nate McLouth for having a convenient case of amnesia.

February 25, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper back for another round

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones was done. Through. Ready to go home and spend some time with his four boys.

February 24, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | 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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