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Streak busted

ATLANTA - Georgia native Buster Posey drove in five runs with three hits, Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves, 9-0, on Tuesday night.

July 17, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Sheets ends 2-year absence with win over Mets

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets loved being back in the majors so much that he broke normal custom for starting pitchers and watched the last three innings from Atlanta's hot dugout instead of the clubhouse.

July 15, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win a wild one

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Power outage, surge: After lights go out, Braves turn it on

ATLANTA - David Ross homered and drove in four runs, Chipper Jones also connected and the Atlanta Braves survived a crisis at shortstop to beat the New York Mets, 7-5, on Friday night. A Turner Field power outage in the second inning caused a delay of 16 minutes.

July 14, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Sheets to debut Sunday

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets is ready to return to the majors for the first time in two years.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Simmons to miss at least a month

ATLANTA - Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.

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


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann finally gets to experience the break part of the All-Star break.

July 08, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, McCann lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Bourn celebrated his selection to the All-Star team with another all-around performance.

July 08, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann's grand slam lifts Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.

July 06, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves clobber Cubs

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3, on Thursday night.

July 05, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs

ATLANTA - Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves, 5-1, on Wednesday night.

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


Chipper has 5 hits, 4 RBIs as Braves beat Cubs, 10-3

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones absorbed every moment of a performance he said he'll cherish in retirement.

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


Chipper's an All-Star

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones on Tuesday was named to replace Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp on the National League All-Star roster.

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


Cubs shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.

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


Braves hoping to bolster rotation, sign Ben Sheets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves hope veteran starter Ben Sheets can bolster their rotation.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Eric Young Jr. making the most of his chance

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

March 31, 2015 | By JEFF ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves take win over Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. - Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

March 30, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

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.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

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.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves tie Houston in split-squad matchup

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.

March 16, 2015 | By DICK SCANLAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman homers as Braves edge past Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | GUY CURTRIGHT AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Nats 2-1

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.

March 09, 2015 | By CARL KOTALA Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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