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Braves to host baseball's Civil Rights Games

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.

June 30, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens returns, Braves beat Nationals 4-1

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.

June 30, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Jones powers Braves past Tigers

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.

June 26, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Konerko HR lifts White Sox over Braves

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.

June 24, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glaus key to Atlanta's resurgence

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.

June 21, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lowe has 2 RBIs, wins 3rd straight home start

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.

June 18, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Glaus help Hudson, Braves beat Rays 3-1

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and Troy Glaus drove in two runs to back seven strong innings by Tim Hudson in the Atlanta Braves' 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.

June 17, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Braves


Surprise: Chipper Jones puts off retirement talk

ATLANTA - After seeming on the verge of announcing his retirement, Chipper Jones changed course Thursday and said he won't make a decision until after the season.

June 17, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, Glaus lead Braves past Rays

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched seven scoreless innings, Troy Glaus drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves returned to their winning ways at home with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.

June 16, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones meets with team over future

ATLANTA - Struggling through another disappointing season, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones told The Associated Press he was meeting with team officials Tuesday to discuss his future and acknowledged that he's considering retirement.

June 15, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves squeeze a 3-2 win on road

MINNEAPOLIS - Brooks Conrad filled in neatly for Chipper Jones, making two nice plays at third base and then driving in the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning Saturday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves over Minnesota 3-2.

June 12, 2010 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall 2-1, Infante leaves with injury

MINNEAPOLIS - Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 batters to edge Tim Hudson in a dazzling pitchers' duel as the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Friday night.

June 11, 2010 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow big lead, still beat Diamondbacks 11-7

PHOENIX - Brooks Conrad scrambled home to break a ninth-inning tie and the Atlanta Braves, after blowing a five-run lead, beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-7 Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Like old times: Braves holding down 1st in NL East

ATLANTA - As the Braves packed their bags for the longest road trip of the season, televisions throughout the Turner Field clubhouse were set to a channel replaying the team's greatest moment in Atlanta.

June 03, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Infante's RBI single carries Braves past Phillies

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones was on the bench, nursing an injured finger.

June 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves blow lead, streak over

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.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk plank

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.

August 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves make it 2 straight over A's

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.

August 16, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gordon scores 4 runs, Dodgers win

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.

August 14, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves finally figure out Dodgers

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.

August 13, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers glide past Braves 6-2

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.

August 11, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Alex Wood fans 12; Braves edge Nationals 3-1

ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8th straight, Mariners win 7-3

SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop 7th in a row with 4-2 loss to Seattle

SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.

August 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted Turner's "SuperStation," died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the team said. He was 69.

August 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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