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Braves' Sheets ends 2-year absence with win over Mets

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets loved being back in the majors so much that he broke normal custom for starting pitchers and watched the last three innings from Atlanta's hot dugout instead of the clubhouse.

July 15, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win a wild one

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward singled to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves took advantage after the umpires reversed a call, beating the New York Mets 8-7 Saturday for their sixth straight win.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Power outage, surge: After lights go out, Braves turn it on

ATLANTA - David Ross homered and drove in four runs, Chipper Jones also connected and the Atlanta Braves survived a crisis at shortstop to beat the New York Mets, 7-5, on Friday night. A Turner Field power outage in the second inning caused a delay of 16 minutes.

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


Braves' Sheets to debut Sunday

ATLANTA - Ben Sheets is ready to return to the majors for the first time in two years.

July 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Simmons to miss at least a month

ATLANTA - Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger.

July 09, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann, Uggla lead Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann finally gets to experience the break part of the All-Star break.

July 08, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hanson, McCann lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Bourn celebrated his selection to the All-Star team with another all-around performance.

July 08, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann's grand slam lifts Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.

July 06, 2012 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves clobber Cubs

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-3, on Thursday night.

July 05, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Cubs

ATLANTA - Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves, 5-1, on Wednesday night.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper has 5 hits, 4 RBIs as Braves beat Cubs, 10-3

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones absorbed every moment of a performance he said he'll cherish in retirement.

July 04, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Chipper's an All-Star

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones on Tuesday was named to replace Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp on the National League All-Star roster.

July 03, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Cubs shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.

July 02, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves hoping to bolster rotation, sign Ben Sheets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves hope veteran starter Ben Sheets can bolster their rotation.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson tagged early as Nationals beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson knew it would be difficult to pitch in record temperatures. Falling behind by four runs in the first inning hardly helped.

July 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bonds for Braves' new stadium ruled valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates top Braves again

PITTSBURGH - Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.

June 27, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pirates walk off with victory in 10th inning

PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

June 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Mets, win series

ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons got four hits for the Atlanta Braves in a 6-4 win Saturday night over the New York Mets 6-4, who lost their fourth in a row and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to an elbow injury.

June 20, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Wisler shines in MLB debut

ATLANTA - Matt Wisler allowed only one run in eight innings in his major league debut to outpitch Jacob deGrom, and Jace Peterson hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift theAtlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.

June 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Boston ends slide

BOSTON - Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning.

June 16, 2015 | By DOUG ALDEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves best Sox in Boston

BOSTON - Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss.

June 15, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally to top Mets in 11th

NEW YORK - Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over New York on Saturday.

June 13, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Mets get win in series opener against Braves

NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.

June 12, 2015 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose lead, split series with Padres

ATLANTA - Padres manager Bud Black said he was pacing the clubhouse "like a caged lion" after getting ejected in the seventh inning of a steamy game that lasted nearly four hours and started 56 minutes late because of rain.

June 11, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow late lead, lose in 11 innings

ATLANTA - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run with a loud double, former Bravesstar Craig Kimbrel earned his 200th career save and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-3 in 11 innings on Monday night.

June 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Diamondbacks rally for 9-8 win over Braves

PHOENIX - A.J. Pollock homered for the second consecutive game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a wild 9-8 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

June 03, 2015 | By JOSE M. ROMERO AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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