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Power outage, surge: After lights go out, Braves turn it on

ATLANTA - David Ross homered and drove in four runs, Chipper Jones also connected and the Atlanta Braves survived a crisis at shortstop to beat the New York Mets, 7-5, on Friday night. A Turner Field power outage in the second inning caused a delay of 16 minutes.

July 14, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Sheets to debut Sunday

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets is ready to return to the majors for the first time in two years.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Simmons to miss at least a month

ATLANTA - Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.

July 09, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann finally gets to experience the break part of the All-Star break.

July 08, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, McCann lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Bourn celebrated his selection to the All-Star team with another all-around performance.

July 08, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann's grand slam lifts Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.

July 06, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves clobber Cubs

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3, on Thursday night.

July 05, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs

ATLANTA - Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves, 5-1, on Wednesday night.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper has 5 hits, 4 RBIs as Braves beat Cubs, 10-3

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones absorbed every moment of a performance he said he'll cherish in retirement.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper's an All-Star

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones on Tuesday was named to replace Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp on the National League All-Star roster.

July 03, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cubs shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.

July 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves hoping to bolster rotation, sign Ben Sheets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves hope veteran starter Ben Sheets can bolster their rotation.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson tagged early as Nationals beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson knew it would be difficult to pitch in record temperatures. Falling behind by four runs in the first inning hardly helped.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Strasburg succumbs to heat as Braves prevail

ATLANTA - On Atlanta's hottest day on record, Mike Minor did enough to cool off Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

June 30, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals top Braves

ATLANTA - Michael Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Washington had blown a four-run lead, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, on Friday night.

June 29, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Braves drop 7th in a row with 4-2 loss to Seattle

SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.

August 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted Turner's "SuperStation," died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the team said. He was 69.

August 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Minor struggles again in Braves' 10-1 loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.

August 02, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kershaw outduels Teheran as Dodgers sweep Braves

LOS ANGELES - Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

August 01, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves acquire Bonifacio, plenty of deadline action around MLB

CHICAGO - The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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