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6 combine to shut down Philadelphia; Medlen injured elbow ligament

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After the Braves learned Kris Medlen may have a serious elbow injury, Julio Teheran and five relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday in Atlanta's 9-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 11, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Injuries piling up

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher to leave early because of an arm problem, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow.

March 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Beachy sharp in 2nd spring start

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since having shoulder surgery in September and B.J. Upton doubled among his two hits for the Atlanta braves, who tied the Philadelphia Phillies 2-2 Wednesday.

March 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Strasburg throws, but Braves get 1st spring win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams' unusual defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.

March 04, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Disastrous 9th leaves Braves 0-6 on the spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves' rotation, Mets' top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2 Monday.

March 03, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Atlanta Braves drop a wild one, 16-15

VIERA, Fla. - Jordan Zimmermann breezed through two shutout innings with only 20 pitches for the Washington Nationals in what turned into a wild, 16-15 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 01, 2014 | By CARL KOTALA Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


New Tigers pair tops Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.

February 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Rain cuts into spring opener

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In a spring training game that ended with both teams leaving the field and neither side sure who won, the Detroit Tigers were later awarded a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a rain-shortened exhibition Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' Gattis focused on replacing McCann

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Evan Gattis made Atlanta's opening-day roster last season, the rookie slugger became one of the biggest stories for the Braves.

February 24, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' Uggla has lot to prove after rough year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Here are some things every Atlanta Braves fans knows about second baseman Dan Uggla: Last season he batted .179, had his lowest on-base and slugging percentages of his career, and he struck out a team-high 171 times.

February 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves continue signing frenzy

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.

February 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves lock up Gonzalez, Wren with extensions

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have been on a signing spree.

February 19, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Youthful Braves bring optimism

Fredi Gonzalez almost couldn't contain his enthusiasm on the day Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward signed multi-year contract extensions.

February 13, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Upton ready for new start

ATLANTA - B.J. Upton would like a do-over on his debut season with the Braves.

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


Johnson hopes to build off of great 2013 season

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson is taking the same approach to the 2014 season he used one year ago, when he was fighting for a starting job.

February 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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Braves bounce back

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Rollins homer buries Braves

ATLANTA - Cole Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.

July 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves start 2nd half with win over Phils

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

July 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Uggla suspension raises questions

CHICAGO - Dan Uggla's future in Atlanta was in question Sunday after the Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

July 14, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Johnson's HR helps Braves beat Cubs 10-7

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday to remain near the top of the NL East at the All-Star break.

July 13, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves power past Cubs

CHICAGO - Chris Johnson and the Atlanta Braves capitalized on a day when the ball was flying at Wrigley Field.

July 12, 2014 | By SARAH TROTTO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves top Mets to avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and theAtlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.

July 10, 2014 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves rally, but lose to Mets in 11

NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson and David Wright are expected to deliver big hits for the Mets. When they get one from Ruben Tejada, it's a bit of a surprise.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves' win streak ends with 3-1 loss to Arizona

ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.

July 06, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Braves rack up 9th consecutive victory

ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.

July 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


On a roll — finally

ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.

July 03, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Teheran, Braves beat Mets 3-1 to complete sweep

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

July 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Mets implode in 8th, Braves win

ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.

June 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


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