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Braves beat Orioles, end 4-game losing streak

ATLANTA - Rookie Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore, 4-2, on Friday night to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak.

June 15, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Granderson finale: Curtis Granderson, Yankees sweep Braves

ATLANTA - Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning and the streaking New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, on Wednesday night to complete their second straight three-game sweep.

June 13, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Yankees rally for win

ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

June 12, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Yanks down Braves

ATLANTA - Ivan Nova combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Monday night to claim a share of first place in the AL East for the first time in seven weeks.

June 11, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla powers victory

AATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves were hurting in a big way when they dropped eight straight last month to tumble to the bottom of the NL East.

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


Thrilling ending: Braves beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward stole third base and scored on catcher J.P. Arencibia's throwing error in the 10th inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

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


Braves honor Smoltz

ATLANTA - John Smoltz exhaled heavily and shook his head minutes after his No. 29 was retired by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

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


Braves sweep Marlins

MIAMI - Jason Heyward hit two solo home runs to center and the Atlanta Braves again stymied the Miami Marlins to complete a three-game sweep with an 8-2 victory on Thursday night.

June 07, 2012 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Delgado delivers: Pitcher leads Braves past Marlins, 2-1

MIAMI - Randall Delgado pitched 6 1/3 innings and contributed his first RBI of the year Wednesday, and three relievers completed a two-hitter to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins, 2-1, on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla homers twice: Atlanta Braves beat Miami Marlins, 11-0

MIAMI - Dan Uggla hit two home runs in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami, 11-0.

June 05, 2012 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy goes from undrafted to ERA leader in majors

ATLANTA - Perhaps hidden somewhere in a small town in America is a baseball player with major talent who won't be drafted this week.

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


Nats blank Braves

WASHINGTON - Brandon Beachy made one mistake in his matchup with Stephen Strasburg.

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


Up in the air: Braves send Pastornicky down to minors

ATLANTA - When choosing between Tyler Pastornicky and Andrelton Simmons in spring training, the Braves said they opted for the more polished offensive player when Pastornicky was named the starting shortstop.

May 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap losing skid

ATLANTA - Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.

May 29, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop eighth in a row

ATLANTA - Mike Matheny saw a different edge in Lance Lynn as he approached his second start this year against the Atlanta Braves, the only team to beat him this season.

May 28, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8th straight, Mariners win 7-3

SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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