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.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz exhaled heavily and shook his head minutes after his No. 29 was retired by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Perhaps hidden somewhere in a small town in America is a baseball player with major talent who won't be drafted this week.
WASHINGTON - Brandon Beachy made one mistake in his matchup with Stephen Strasburg.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Washington relied on its offense for its second straight win over Atlanta, leaving manager Davey Johnson feeling relaxed and happy.
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.
CINCINNATI - Memo to Reds' clubhouse staff: Buy more shaving cream. Fast.
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.
CINCINNATI - All joking aside, Brandon Phillips' renewed power has more to do with his hamstring than his biceps.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - It's been more than two decades since very few baseball experts gave the Atlanta Braves a legitimate shot to win the NL East.
ATLANTA - Look for plenty of introductions when the Atlanta Braves report for spring training Friday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - When John Smoltz plopped down in a director's chair inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and stared at all the bronze plaques on the walls, the moment was both magical and a bit overwhelming.
ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to be optimistic after a flurry of offseason moves signaled the franchise going into rebuilding mode.
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