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Wright hits 2 HRs, Mets bully Braves, 12-2

Delete ATLANTA - Derek Lowe looked down as he heard boos while walking off the field in the third inning, and he spoke in unusually soft, pained tones following the game.

September 17, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzalez's blast leads Braves, 4-1

ATLANTA - Alex Gonzalez isn't too concerned about the pressure of a wild-card race.

September 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves finally snap skid

ATLANTA - Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak of the season, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

September 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose again, Cards inch closer to wild card

ST. LOUIS - Lance Berkman had a single, RBI double and walk - reaching ba++se seven straight times over two games - and the St. Louis Cardinals inched closer in the NL wild card race with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

September 10, 2011 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cardinals beat Braves 4-3 in 10 innings

ST. LOUIS - Nick Punto hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning after Albert Pujols' two-run single tied it an inning earlier and the St. Louis Cardinals kept its faint postseason hopes alive with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 10, 2011 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies walk off for series sweep

PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their lead to 10½ games in the NL East.

September 07, 2011 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies make a statement

PHILADELPHIA - Cliff Lee tossed a five-hitter for his sixth shutout of the season, helping the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the second-place Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Monday night.

September 05, 2011 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall again

ATLANTA - Dee Gordon scored the go-ahead run on Juan Rivera's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their season-best sixth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

September 04, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers rally from 5-run deficit, beat Braves 8-6

ATLANTA - James Loney's three-run double was the key hit in a five-run seventh inning for Los Angeles and the streaking Dodgers rallied after trailing by five runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Friday night.

September 02, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson, Braves get the win

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson gave the Braves' ailing rotation a lift and Atlanta got home runs from Brian McCann and Chipper Jones in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

September 01, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe homers, Diaz returns and Kimbrel breaks a record

ATLANTA (AP) - Two milestone home runs - Chipper Jones' 450th and Derek Lowe's first - gave Atlanta the early lead and Lowe combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 31, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Soriano homers to back Wells as Cubs top Braves

CHICAGO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hang on for another win

CHICAGO - Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves hung on to win their sixth straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.

August 23, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rattle Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Saturday night.

August 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves go deep 3 times in 4-2 win

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves did all their scoring with the long ball and Derek Lowe combined with four relievers on a six-hitter, leading Atlanta past the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Friday night in a matchup of NL playoff contenders.

August 19, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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


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