ATLANTA - The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, looking to bolster their lineup for the second half of the season, acquired Alex Gonzalez in a swap of shortstops that sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - Hank Aaron expected Jason Heyward to make an immediate impact in a sport which needs young black stars.
NEW YORK - Omar Infante, the Braves' jack-of-all trades All-Star, had three hits and drove in a run after getting four hits in the series opener, while Tim Hudson (9-4) helped himself with a pair of hits that included an RBI double during a four-run fifth inning.
NEW YORK - Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the seventh inning off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a go-ahead three-run double during a six-run sixth inning, Kris Medlen pitched neatly into the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Matt Diaz hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, Eric Hinske added a two-run homer and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Billy Wagner has to be thinking, "What do I gotta do?"
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson did not give up an earned run in his recovery from back-to-back ugly losses and the Atlanta Braves moved a season-best 15 games over .500 with a 4-1 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
pitcher who beat his team.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will host Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Games in 2011-12, team president John Schuerholz announced Wednesday at the King Center.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up one run and had a run-scoring single in his first start in two months, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones' three-run homer in the seventh gave Kenshin Kawakami his long-awaited first win of the season, but only after the Atlanta Braves escaped a ninth-inning jam to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday.
CHICAGO - In just over two weeks, the Chicago White Sox have gone from a beaten-down team in total disarray to a confident ballclub that is practically unbeatable.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward's bat has cooled off considerably.
Jair Jurrjens is still hurt. Chipper Jones might be on his way to retirement when the season ends.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and pitcher Derek Lowe each drove in two runs and Lowe won his third straight start at home in the Atlanta Braves' 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
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.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.
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.
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.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.