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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


Slamming sweep

CINCINNATI - Memo to Reds' clubhouse staff: Buy more shaving cream. Fast.

May 24, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Walk-off home run

CINCINNATI - Todd Frazier paused for an on-field interview after rounding the bases and got a face full of shaving cream from a Reds teammate.

May 23, 2012 | BY JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Reds edge Braves

CINCINNATI - All joking aside, Brandon Phillips' renewed power has more to do with his hamstring than his biceps.

May 22, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Slam helps Rays prevail

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Alex Cobb overcame early struggles and ended up with a most impressive performance.

May 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves slide past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tommy Hanson pitched seven effective innings, Freddie Freeman drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3, on Friday night.

May 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Beachy party: Brandon Beachy shuts out Marlins, 7-0

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy learned an important lesson in his first career shutout: The ninth inning is a blast.

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


Out of reach: Braves drop game to Miami Marlins, 8-4

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves, 8-4, on Wednesday night, adding another win to their impressive May record.

May 16, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rock Reds

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson is making it easy to forget he missed most of the first month of the season recovering from back surgery.

May 15, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall late to Reds

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with a double off the centerfield wall and the Cincinnati Reds scored two runs off Jonny Venters in the eighth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night.

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


Braves lose to Cubs

CHICAGO - Paul Maholm's rocky start with the Chicago Cubs is all but forgotten. After giving up 12 runs and 12 hits over eight innings in his first two outings, Maholm has more than settled down.

May 09, 2012 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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


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