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Upton, Kimbrel traded to San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

April 05, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get pitcher Trevor Cahill, $6.8M

YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 04, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall in final Fla. tilt

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April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Utley goes deep twice as Phillies pound Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Young Jr. making the most of his chance

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

March 31, 2015 | By JEFF ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take win over Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

March 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves tie Houston in split-squad matchup

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.

March 16, 2015 | By DICK SCANLAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman homers as Braves edge past Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | GUY CURTRIGHT AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Nats 2-1

VIERA, Fla. - Gio Gonzalez needed only 19 pitches to get through his two innings Monday, so the Washington lefty went to the bullpen and threw 15 more.

March 09, 2015 | By CARL KOTALA Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves open up camp

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It's been more than two decades since very few baseball experts gave the Atlanta Braves a legitimate shot to win the NL East.

February 21, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

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


Bonds for Braves' new stadium ruled valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates top Braves again

PITTSBURGH - Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.

June 27, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk off with victory in 10th inning

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

June 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets, win series

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons got four hits for the Atlanta Braves in a 6-4 win Saturday night over the New York Mets 6-4, who lost their fourth in a row and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to an elbow injury.

June 20, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wisler shines in MLB debut

ATLANTA - Matt Wisler allowed only one run in eight innings in his major league debut to outpitch Jacob deGrom, and Jace Peterson hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift theAtlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.

June 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Boston ends slide

BOSTON - Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning.

June 16, 2015 | By DOUG ALDEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves best Sox in Boston

BOSTON - Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss.

June 15, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to top Mets in 11th

NEW YORK - Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over New York on Saturday.

June 13, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mets get win in series opener against Braves

NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose lead, split series with Padres

ATLANTA - Padres manager Bud Black said he was pacing the clubhouse "like a caged lion" after getting ejected in the seventh inning of a steamy game that lasted nearly four hours and started 56 minutes late because of rain.

June 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow late lead, lose in 11 innings

ATLANTA - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run with a loud double, former Bravesstar Craig Kimbrel earned his 200th career save and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-3 in 11 innings on Monday night.

June 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Diamondbacks rally for 9-8 win over Braves

PHOENIX - A.J. Pollock homered for the second consecutive game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a wild 9-8 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

June 03, 2015 | By JOSE M. ROMERO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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