ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez felt good about the Braves' chances for a big day at the plate after he unveiled a new-look lineup.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered, Kyle Kendrick won consecutive starts for the first time in 11 months and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Another late night at Turner Field left the Atlanta Braves with more reasons to bemoan an extra-innings loss.
ATLANTA - Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Tommy La Stella is playing as if he is looking for another promotion. That's how comfortable the rookie second baseman has looked in his first three weeks in the major leagues.
ATLANTA - As acting manager for the day, Angels bench coach Dino Ebel asked for a close game so he could make lots of moves.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win.
DENVER - Corey Dickerson is still wondering why he was at the center of a near scrum.
ATLANTA - Lloyd McClendon's unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team's scoring potential.
ATLANTA - John Buck had three hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave Seattle the lead, and the Mariners rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
ATLANTA - The Braves received a needed boost from two players recalled from the minors last week.
MIAMI - Shae Simmons didn't think he would make his major league debut in a close game.
MIAMI - Julio Teheran's low ERA rose a smidgen, which was OK because his modest batting average rose a lot.
BOSTON - Chris Johnson's throwing error from third base allowed Jackie Bradley Jr. to score from second with none out in the ninth inning, giving the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves for their fourth straight win after a 10-game skid.
BOSTON - John Lackey pitched neatly into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 Wednesday night, their third straight victory after their longest losing streak in 20 years.
ATLANTA - Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during Boston's four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday night in the latest comeback following their longest losing streak in 20 years.
ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.
ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.
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.
SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.
SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.
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.
SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.