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Chipper returns with homer as Braves beat Astros, 6-4

HOUSTON - Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop another to New York

April 07, 2012 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves back in business

NEW YORK - The new fences at Citi Field are closer to home plate. That hardly helped the Atlanta Braves.

April 05, 2012 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


After tuneup, Braves ready to start season today

LAWRENCEVILLE - Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox returned Tuesday night to skipper the Braves' top prospects in a 4-3 rain-shortened exhibition loss to the major league club.

April 04, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper feels good after batting practice

LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has reported no problems with his surgically repaired left knee after taking batting practice Tuesday.

April 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson sees first action of spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The original plan was for Tim Hudson to go one inning in his first start of spring training. Then, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided his ace might be able to go two.

April 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Verlander sharp in Tigers' six-inning win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander is ready to do it all over again - with one big difference. He wants that elusive World Series title.

March 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Big inning dooms Braves in loss

VIERA, Fla. - It was the kind of day where Edwin Jackson could afford to joke about the one that got away - far, far away.

March 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Freeman homers twice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman is feeling good as opening day approaches.

March 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lind's HR and 4 RBI lead Blue Jays over Braves

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Adam Lind has been trying to be more patient at the plate, and his work paid off Saturday when he hit a three-run homer and run-scoring triple in Toronto's 9-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

March 24, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Uggla homers and Braves topple Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Mike Minor struggled against the New York Mets on Friday. And that was OK with him.

March 23, 2012 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper to retire after season

ATLANTA - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:

March 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to tie Marlins

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Even after signing a few high-profile free agents in the offseason, the Miami Marlins are still looking to figure out their starting rotation.

March 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones says this will be his final season

ATLANTA - Flanked by his family, his former manager and a group of teammates he hates to leave behind, Chipper Jones choked up a bit and delivered the news that's been looming for years:

March 22, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Raburn, Verlander get to Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Justin Verlander hardly needed to win the American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Awards to boost his confidence.

March 20, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nation on Ted Turner's "SuperStation," died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the team said. He was 69.

August 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Minor struggles again in Braves' 10-1 loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO - Mike Minor has had poor outings in three of his last four starts for the Atlanta Braves, meaning there's a good chance manager Fredi Gonzalez could pull him from the rotation.

August 02, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kershaw outduels Teheran as Dodgers sweep Braves

LOS ANGELES - Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

August 01, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves acquire Bonifacio, plenty of deadline action around MLB

CHICAGO - The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bounce back

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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