ATLANTA - Chipper Jones was on the bench, nursing an injured finger.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones knows the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup is too potent to stay quiet for long.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered, Martin Prado drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the sixth, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night to win for the ninth time in 11 games.
MIAMI - Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs and five hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Cody Ross hit a two-run double in the eighth and the Florida Marlins extended Kenshin Kawakami's season of woe by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Derek Lowe remained unbeaten against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Melky Cabrera hit his first home run for Atlanta to help the Braves extend their season-best winning streak to five games with a 4-2 victory Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward homered and drove in three runs to support Tim Hudson's eight dominating innings and the Atlanta Braves didn't wait until the late innings to put away Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 7-0 on Friday for their fourth consecutive victory.
ATLANTA - Brooks Conrad slowed up as he rounded first base, unsure if his drive had cleared the left field wall to give the Atlanta Braves an improbable victory.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward bailed out Billy Wagner - just as the Atlanta Braves' veteran closer expected.
ATLANTA - Pinch-runner Brent Clevlen trotted home with the winning run on a throwing error by third baseman David Wright in the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets a lift with 7 2/3 strong innings and New York beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Monday night to end a five-game losing streak.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton and Kelly Johnson homered to back eight strong innings by Rodrigo Lopez and help the Arizona Diamondbacks snap a seven-game losing streak with an 11-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Martin Prado's bases-loaded bloop single drove in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 win over Arizona on Friday night, extending the Diamondbacks' bullpen woes.
MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Braves found a familiar way to beat up the Milwaukee Brewers.
MILWAUKEE - Tim Hudson kept pitching his way out of trouble and came inches shy of hitting a home run himself, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine thought of his rocky first full season with the Atlanta Braves when the team announced Tuesday it will retire his number.
ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.
ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.