Jason Heyward is recovering his power stroke just in time for the Atlanta Braves' September push for the playoffs.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson struck out a career-high 13 and Martin Prado equaled his career best with five RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 12-3 rout of the Florida Marlins on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Florida led off a game with back-to-back homers for the first time in franchise history, Chris Volstad pitched eight strong innings and the Marlins romped to a 7-1 victory Friday night over the slumping Atlanta Braves.
DENVER - Maybe early in the season, Colorado manager Jim Tracy pulls his starters and puts in a pitcher for mop-up duty. Not now, not with the Rockies trying to stay in the playoff race.
CHICAGO - Derrek Lee struggled in his first game with the Atlanta Braves and still had a good time.
ATLANTA - Back from the minors, John Lannan is racking up quality starts and trimming points from his ERA.
ATLANTA (AP) - Little-used Diory Hernandez sparked Atlanta with a pinch-hit homer, All-Star Martin Prado returned from the disabled list with three hits and Mike Minor claimed his first big league win, 10-2 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Melky Cabrera's two-run single off Octavio Dotel with the bases loaded in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson extended his dominant stretch of starts with three-hit ball for eight innings and Brooks Conrad homered in the seventh to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said Friday he will report to spring training next year with the Braves as he attempts a comeback from major knee surgery.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones may have played his last game in the major leagues after tearing up his left knee while fielding a ground ball.
HOUSTON - After getting blown out in the first game and needing late rallies to win the other two, Braves manager Bobby Cox was pleased to escape Houston with a series victory.
HOUSTON - Brooks Conrad's two-run homer in the ninth inning powered the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Hot-hitting rookie Chris Johnson drove in three runs, including two in Houston's six-run seventh inning, and the Astros took advantage of sloppy play by the Atlanta Braves in a 10-4 win on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Eric Hinske snapped an 0-for-17 hitless streak with a tiebreaking, sixth-inning home run off Tim Lincecum to help the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.
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