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Braves, Sheets dominate Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Sheets pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Heyward homered to lead the streaking Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats silent, Astros even series

ATLANTA - Justin Maxwell had a career-high four hits, including two homers, rookie Lucas Harrell won his first career start at Turner Field, and the Houston Astros snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

August 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves stay hot, roll past Astros

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson gave up only four hits and no earned runs in 7 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in his career against Houston, and the Braves stayed hot with a 4-1 win Friday night that left the Astros with their worst 32-game stretch in franchise history.

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


Braves take the series against Marlins

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run double, and the Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the first two innings to beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Thursday night.

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


Marlins score 3 in 1st, beat Braves 4-2

ATLANTA - Miami broke out for three runs in the first inning against Ben Sheets after scoring just three total in two losses to Atlanta, and the Marlins ended the Braves' seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.

August 01, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves get rained on, win 7th straight

ATLANTA - Kris Medlen had a successful return to the rotation, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

August 01, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves prevail for first Monday win

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward homered and scored three runs and the Atlanta Braves snapped a string of 16 straight losses on Mondays, including 12 this season, by beating the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Monday night.

July 30, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Minor magical in win

ATLANTA - Mike Minor struck out nine and combined with Craig Kimbrel on a four-hitter, Jason Heyward had two hits and drove in a run, and the Atlanta Braves edged Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Saturday night.

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


McCann, Braves chase off Hamels

ATLANTA - Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels and Ben Sheets continued his impressive comeback to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Friday night.

July 27, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fry Fish, clinch series win

MIAMI - As a backup to Chipper Jones, Juan Francisco patiently waits for his chance.

July 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson delivers: Braves starter retires 16 straight in win

MIAMI - Tim Hudson pitched seven innings, Jason Heyward drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins, 4-3, on Tuesday night.

July 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Monday woes continue

MIAMI - Josh Johnson pitched six scoreless innings and Emilio Bonifacio homered to lead the Florida Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

July 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves split doubleheader with Nationals

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper returned from an ankle injury to single and score as a pinch-hitter, and former Savannah Sand Gnat Roger Bernadina had a tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals earned a split of the day-night doubleheader with a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

July 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to beat Nationals in 11 innings

WASHINGTON - Paul Janish hit a run-scoring bloop single in the 11th inning to complete the Atlanta Braves' wild 11-10 comeback win against the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

July 21, 2012 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep with 3-2 victory over Giants

ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves' win against San Francisco on Thursday could prove to be their biggest of the season.

July 19, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Alex Wood fans 12; Braves edge Nationals 3-1

ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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