ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann homered, and Chipper Jones drove in two runs to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Florida Marlins 5-0 Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy's chances for his first win in the majors may improve when he faces a team other than the Phillies.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fourth inning off Cliff Lee and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Friday night in their home opener.
MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Braves finally are heading home, and they hope to find their offense once they get there.
MILWAUKEE - Lucky bounce or not, Dan Uggla will take it.
WASHINGTON - When Rick Ankiel won the center field job for the Washington Nationals in spring training, they hoped he'd give them power and excellent defense. On Saturday afternoon, he gave them that - plus a little bit more.
WASHINGTON - Coming off major knee surgery, and coming up on his 39th birthday, Chipper Jones came back to baseball in a big way.
WASHINGTON - Even Washington Nationals opening day starter Livan Hernandez wishes Stephen Strasburg could take that assignment Thursday.
ATLANTA - Nick Blackburn looked ready for the regular season before problems in Minnesota's bullpen kept him from winning his final spring start.
ATLANTA - The clickety-clack of spikes has been replaced by nice, quiet sneakers. Otherwise, it's hard to detect much of a difference between Fredi Gonzalez and the guy he replaced in the Atlanta Braves dugout.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brandon Beachy has won the job as the Atlanta Braves' fifth starter, beating out fellow rookie Mike Minor and veteran Rodrigo Lopez.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Atlanta pitcher Jair Jurrjens said the feeling along his right ribcage Thursday was nothing more than a cramp caused by dehydration. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, taking no chances, pulled his starter after one inning against Toronto.
JUPITER, Fla. - Kyle McClellan made another strong statement in his bid for the St. Louis Cardinals' vacant starting spot. He has been endorsed by pitching coach Dave Duncan, and is on a schedule that would allow him to start the second game of the season.
JUPITER, Fla. - Kyle Lohse was so efficient he became the first member of the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation to work six innings this spring - without coming close to his pitch limit.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tommy Hanson wasn't totally happy with his latest start despite a positive outcome.
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.
ATLANTA - Look for plenty of introductions when the Atlanta Braves report for spring training Friday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.
ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to be optimistic after a flurry of offseason moves signaled the franchise going into rebuilding mode.
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