ATLANTA - John Smoltz's career got off to a rocky start.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.
HOUSTON - Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, David Ross hit a two-run double in his 2012 debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON - Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - The new fences at Citi Field are closer to home plate. That hardly helped the Atlanta Braves.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox returned Tuesday night to skipper the Braves' top prospects in a 4-3 rain-shortened exhibition loss to the major league club.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has reported no problems with his surgically repaired left knee after taking batting practice Tuesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander is ready to do it all over again - with one big difference. He wants that elusive World Series title.
VIERA, Fla. - It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away - far, far away.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman is feeling good as opening day approaches.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Adam Lind has been trying to be more patient at the plate, and his work paid off Saturday when he hit a three-run homer and run-scoring triple in Toronto's 9-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Minor struggled against the New York Mets on Friday. And that was OK with him.