WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson and Stephen Strasburg were so sharp, it became evident very early there would be little margin for error.
WASHINGTON - Ramiro Pena hit a two-run homer off Craig Stammen with two outs in the 10th inning and the Atlanta Braves came back to beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 Friday night, stretching their winning streak to seven games.
MIAMI - Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutive three-game sweep when they beat the reeling Miami Marlins 8-0 Wednesday night.
MIAMI - Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.
MIAMI - Justin Upton went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven sharp innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday by winning 2-0.
ATLANTA - B.J. Upton led off the ninth inning with a homer and his brother Justin followed one out later with another long ball that helped the Atlanta Braves rally past embattled Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol for a 6-5 victory Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit his third homer in four games and Mike Minor pitched into the eighth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Cliff Lee allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies scored twice in the second inning to win their first game of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and rookie Evan Gattis homered, helping Paul Maholm and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves didn't wait long to show off their new power game.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits, including the first of three Atlanta home runs Monday night, and the Braves beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on opening day.
PEARL, Miss. - Dan Uggla's three-run homer cleared the left-center fence by a good 15 feet. A few pitches later, Chris Johnson's no-doubter sailed even farther, landing under the scoreboard and bouncing between fans.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Paul Maholm extended his streak of not allowing an earned run to 24 2-3 innings as the Atlanta Braves beat a split squad of Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday in the final Grapefruit League game for both teams.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
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.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Sabermetrics was very good to Dallas Keuchel last season, recognizing him as baseball's best groundball pitcher and playing a part in his selection as the AL's Gold Glove pitcher.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.
VIERA, Fla. - Gio Gonzalez needed only 19 pitches to get through his two innings Monday, so the Washington lefty went to the bullpen and threw 15 more.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.
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