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Braves offense quieted by Johnson, Marlins

ATLANTA - Josh Johnson was almost unhittable. Everyone agrees he can be even better.

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


Braves back on track after 5-0 win

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann homered, and Chipper Jones drove in two runs to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Florida Marlins 5-0 Tuesday night.

April 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Just a day at the Beachy for Phillies

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy's chances for his first win in the majors may improve when he faces a team other than the Phillies.

April 09, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves chase off Lee, top Phillies

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fourth inning off Cliff Lee and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Friday night in their home opener.

April 08, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' offense sputters in 4-2 loss to Brewers

MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Braves finally are heading home, and they hope to find their offense once they get there.

April 07, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves power to victory

MILWAUKEE - Lucky bounce or not, Dan Uggla will take it.

April 04, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson struggles as Nationals defeat Braves

WASHINGTON - When Rick Ankiel won the center field job for the Washington Nationals in spring training, they hoped he'd give them power and excellent defense. On Saturday afternoon, he gave them that - plus a little bit more.

April 02, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Off and running

WASHINGTON - Coming off major knee surgery, and coming up on his 39th birthday, Chipper Jones came back to baseball in a big way.

March 31, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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Braves top Brew Crew in extras

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his rookie season.

May 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get past Marlins in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - While major league RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton and batting leader Dee Gordon padded their stats Friday night, the Atlanta Braves trumped them with an unlikely duo.

May 15, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta rally falls just short

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper stood at the plate with one more unexpected chance to keep his home-run streak going.

May 09, 2015 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nats tee off on Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit two more home runs, giving him five in two games, and Danny Espinosa also connected twice to power the Washington Nationals past theAtlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.

May 08, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim series win over Phils

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.

May 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves bomb Phillies in victory

ATLANTA - Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies topple Braves in opener

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins debut

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Leake pitches, hits Reds past Braves

ATLANTA - Mike Leake had a five-run lead and was just one scoreless inning from earning his first career shutout.

April 30, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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