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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Braves all set with Freeman

Freddie Freeman says he won't try to change to prove he deserves the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves' history.

February 05, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Freeman ink new deals

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to eight-year deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Revamped rotation for Braves

ATLANTA - Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has played only three full seasons in the majors, and already his contemporaries are considered the veterans of the team.

January 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Revamped rotation for Braves

ATLANTA - Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has played only three full seasons in the majors, and already his contemporaries are considered the veterans of the team.

January 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Maddux getting used to part-time role in baseball

ARLINGTON, Texas - Greg Maddux is enjoying his part-time role in baseball these days.

January 23, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cox, Maddux, Glavine immortalized in Hall of Fame

ATLANTA - There will be an Atlanta Braves reunion this summer.

January 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Maddux, Glavine eye Cooperstown

ATLANTA - There were a lot of guys who threw harder than Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.

January 07, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets 6-1

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.

August 28, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

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.

August 27, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Reds in 12

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.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

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.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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


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