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SunTrust Park is new launching pad

ATLANTA (AP) - The Launching Pad has been reborn, much to the dismay of R.A. Dickey and other Atlanta Braves pitchers.

May 08, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Home cookin'

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said Dansby Swanson was the perfect choice to hit with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

April 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

ATLANTA - On a night of firsts, Ender Inciarte saved the best for last.

April 15, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Former Brave found safe after being reported missing

ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon, who went missing last weekend, has been located, police said Monday.

April 07, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves blanked on Opening Day

NEW YORK - Noah Syndergaard is off to a blistering start - and that could be a concern for the New York Mets.

April 03, 2017 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves.

February 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Blair, Braves beat Mets

NEW YORK - Aaron Blair won for the first time in 13 major league starts, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs off a misfiring Noah Syndergaard and the Atlanta Braves' slowed the New York Mets' wild-card chase with a 7-3 victory Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete 1st home sweep this season, beat Padres 9-6

ATLANTA - In a largely forgettable season, the Atlanta Braves finally have reason to gloat a bit.

September 01, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop slugfest to Nats

ATLANTA - Ryan Zimmerman homered among his three hits in his return from the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals used an eight-run fourth inning to take control before holding on for an 11-9 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

August 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Twins pour it on late to rout Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league debut to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 on Wednesday night.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

ATLANTA - Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, is making no promises to help turn around his hometown Braves.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brewers score in all 8 innings they bat, beat Braves

MILWAUKEE - Just before the start of the ninth inning, Braves first base coach Eddie Perez made Chris Carter aware that Milwaukee had accomplished a rare feat.

August 11, 2016 | By ANDREW GRUMAN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA - Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Thursday night.

July 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop series in match of NL-worst teams

CINCINNATI - Anthony DeSclafani is giving the Reds what they've missed most of the season.

July 20, 2016 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves Bullpen surrenders late lead

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' horrible season keeps getting worse.

July 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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'Beat the Freeze' promo catching fire for Braves

ATLANTA - When Atlanta Braves grounds crewmember Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason if he wanted to race fans as a part of an in-game ...

June 26, 2017 | By ANDY BUHLER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kemp, Braves walk off in 11 innings

ATLANTA - The Braves are making a habit of winning games in their last at-bat. They've done it more than any team in the majors.

June 22, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman plans flip to third base

ATLANTA - Braves star Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams' bat in the Atlanta lineup.

June 22, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Adams homers to lift Braves in 12-inning win

CINCINNATI (AP) - Matt Adams feels comfortable at Great American Ball Park, and it showed again in one of those games that just wouldn't end.

June 03, 2017 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mesoraco homers in 10th to top Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) - Eugenio Suarez scored the tying run in the ninth on Jim Johnson's wild pitch, and Devin Mesoraco led off the 10th with ...

June 02, 2017 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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