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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


Harper, Espinosa home runs lift Nationals over Braves

ATLANTA - Washington relied on its offense for its second straight win over Atlanta, leaving manager Davey Johnson feeling relaxed and happy.

May 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Free-falling Braves

ATLANTA - Rick Ankiel hit a two-run triple in Washington's four-run first inning, Ryan Zimmerman padded the lead with a three-run double in the seventh and the first-place Nationals beat the slumping Atlanta Braves, 7-4, on Friday night.

May 25, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

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.

August 27, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk plank

PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

August 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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