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Braves notch sweep of M's

SEATTLE - Freddie Freeman knocked around Felix Hernandez for three hits and two RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves beat Seattle 5-3 on Wednesday to complete an impressive three-game sweep that included victories over the Mariners' best starting pitchers.

June 29, 2011 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Beachy peachy at Turner Field

ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy had a career-high 11 strikeouts in his return from the disabled list, Dan Uggla and Brian McCann hit two-run homers, and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-1 victory Wednesday.

June 22, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves back on track

ATLANTA - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Jason Heyward had an RBI single and Mike Minor ended a nine-start winless streak in the Atlanta Braves' 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

June 21, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Hudson does it all

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson pitched eight scoreless innings and hit his second career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

June 20, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves still reeling

ATLANTA - Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday for a rare one-run road win.

June 18, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Rangers defeat Braves, 6-2

ATLANTA - Colby Lewis and Nelson Cruz shook off slumps, Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night to protect their lead in the AL West.

June 17, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Astros save sweep, take Game 4, 8-3

HOUSTON (AP) - Hunter Pence returned from a day off with back trouble and homered and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

June 13, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


McCann blasts Astros in 10th

HOUSTON - Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

June 11, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Gonzalez power Braves past Astros 11-4

HOUSTON - Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez homered on back-to-back pitches during Atlanta's four-run third inning and the Braves pounded the Houston Astros 11-4 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

June 10, 2011 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves fight back in 10th

MIAMI - Freddie Freeman singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Wednesday night, and the Atlanta Braves extended the Florida Marlins' losing streak to seven games by winning 3-2.

June 08, 2011 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves come up short

ATLANTA - Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single in the three-run seventh, Heath Bell struggled to earn a fourth straight save and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.

May 31, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Phillips bomb downs Braves

ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Kyle Phillips broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th inning with his first career home run and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Monday for their third straight win.

May 30, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Leake earns win as Reds top Braves 5-1

ATLANTA - Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati's depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games.

May 27, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Conrad comes up big

PITTSBURGH - Brooks Conrad hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pillage Pirates in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Jair Jurrjens pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

May 24, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets 6-1

NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.

August 28, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 27, 2014 | By CHARLES O'BRIEN Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Reds in 12

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.

August 23, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves blow lead, streak over

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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