PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another strong start from Mike Minor has the Atlanta Braves one step closer to erasing last year's debacle.
PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
MIAMI - Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.
For baseball purists, there's not a whole lot to like about what Bud Selig has done to the national pastime.
MIAMI - Dan Uggla hit a three-run home run in the first inning, Martin Prado tied a career best with four hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Pinch-runner Jeff Baker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when reliever Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons' uniform with a bases-loaded pitch that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 13 and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals when Andrelton Simmons scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday night.
MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks blasted a three-run home run and Travis Ishikawa hit a bases-clearing double in Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning, and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK - Every time Kris Medlen takes the mound, the Atlanta Braves apparently become unbeatable.
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - For the second week in a row, Screven County cruised to a win against a Class AAAAA team.
NEW YORK - Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 Friday night.
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.
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.
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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