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Braves lose again, Cards inch closer to wild card

ST. LOUIS - Lance Berkman had a single, RBI double and walk - reaching ba++se seven straight times over two games - and the St. Louis Cardinals inched closer in the NL wild card race with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

September 10, 2011 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cardinals beat Braves 4-3 in 10 innings

ST. LOUIS - Nick Punto hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning after Albert Pujols' two-run single tied it an inning earlier and the St. Louis Cardinals kept its faint postseason hopes alive with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 10, 2011 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies walk off for series sweep

PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their lead to 10½ games in the NL East.

September 07, 2011 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillies make a statement

PHILADELPHIA - Cliff Lee tossed a five-hitter for his sixth shutout of the season, helping the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the second-place Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Monday night.

September 05, 2011 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall again

ATLANTA - Dee Gordon scored the go-ahead run on Juan Rivera's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their season-best sixth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

September 04, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers rally from 5-run deficit, beat Braves 8-6

ATLANTA - James Loney's three-run double was the key hit in a five-run seventh inning for Los Angeles and the streaking Dodgers rallied after trailing by five runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Friday night.

September 02, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson, Braves get the win

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson gave the Braves' ailing rotation a lift and Atlanta got home runs from Brian McCann and Chipper Jones in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

September 01, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe homers, Diaz returns and Kimbrel breaks a record

ATLANTA (AP) - Two milestone home runs - Chipper Jones' 450th and Derek Lowe's first - gave Atlanta the early lead and Lowe combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 31, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Soriano homers to back Wells as Cubs top Braves

CHICAGO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano homered, Randy Wells pitched effectively into the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hang on for another win

CHICAGO - Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves hung on to win their sixth straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.

August 23, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rattle Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Uggla homered twice and drove in three runs, Brandon Beachy gave up only one run in six innings and the Atlanta Braves continued to feast on the top teams in the NL West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 on Saturday night.

August 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves go deep 3 times in 4-2 win

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves did all their scoring with the long ball and Derek Lowe combined with four relievers on a six-hitter, leading Atlanta past the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Friday night in a matchup of NL playoff contenders.

August 19, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves squeak by, take series

ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings to outduel Tim Lincecum, and Chipper Jones homered for the only run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday night.

August 18, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Late rally can't erase big deficit

ATLANTA - Matt Cain snapped his three-game losing streak with five-hit ball over eight innings, and the San Francisco Giants barely avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, holding on for a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.

August 17, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves walk off again, win in 11

ATLANTA - Rookie Randall Delgado allowed no hits through six innings in his second big-league start, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out another last at-bat win on Martin Prado's two-out single in the 11th Tuesday night.

August 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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