ATLANTA - A routine part of the game, something every pitcher from Little League to the big leagues does without even thinking.
ATLANTA - Carlos Gonzalez hit his second home run since July 23 to give Colorado the lead, Jordan Pacheco also homered and drove in two runs, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - The Braves say their spring training decision to have Kris Medlen start the season in the bullpen was based on the right-hander's innings limit in his return from elbow surgery.
ATLANTA - Cliff Lee got some rare run support.
ATLANTA - Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have traded outfielder Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves.
SAN DIEGO - With their new owners watching, Chase Headley and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Wednesday for their ninth win in 10 games.
SAN FRANCISCO - Jason Heyward credits the crowd as much as anything for his success in San Francisco.
WASHINGTON - Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves have won 16 consecutive starts behind the right-hander dating back to May 2010.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 batters and allowed one run in six innings for his 15th win in one of his final starts of the season as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Hanley Ramirez drove in four runs with two homers, including the first of three straight shots by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning Saturday night during a 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Juan Francisco's two-out single in the 11th inning gave the Atlanta Braves their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Dan Uggla's three-run homer in the third inning gave Atlanta the lead and Paul Maholm threw seven strong innings to lead the Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Eric Stults combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, Chase Headley homered and drove in two runs and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.