ATLANTA - Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati's depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games.
PITTSBURGH - Brooks Conrad hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH - Jair Jurrjens pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - When Brian McCann returned to his locker, Derek Lowe shouted across the room: "Great off day, Mac!"
ATLANTA - Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves used a makeshift lineup to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward missed his fourth straight start with inflammation in his right shoulder Saturday but entered the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.
ATLANTA - Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Martin Prado hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on Brian McCann's single to right field in the 10th, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Jason Marquis earned his 100th career win, backed by a pair of three-run homers from Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, and the Washington Nationals held off the error-plagued Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Fill-in starter Kyle Kendrick and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Derek Lowe took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves won their sixth straight game, beating Philadelphia 5-0 on Friday night despite Cliff Lee's 16 strikeouts for the Phillies.
ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy picked up another no-decision Thursday night, and that was just fine with him.
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Martin Prado drove in three runs and Atlanta broke it open with a big sixth inning in the opening game of a doubleheader.
ATLANTA - Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for two weeks without pay Sunday by Major League Baseball for inappropriate comments and gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco.
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DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.
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.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.
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.
The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.
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.