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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


Late Braves rally stuns Giants

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman capped a three-run rally against San Francisco closer Brian Wilson in the ninth with a two-run single to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Giants on Monday night.

August 15, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla extends streak, but Braves fall to Cubs 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) - The latest entry in Dan Uggla's improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four hits to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday night.

August 13, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Bobby Cox's No. 6 retired by Braves

ATLANTA - There were 6s everywhere at Turner Field as the Braves honored Bobby Cox on Friday night.

August 12, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves to retire No. 6

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is finding it difficult to shake old baseball habits.

August 11, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Uggla's streak at 29, Braves win, 8-5

MIAMI - Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games and Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves beat slumping Florida 8-5 Monday night, dropping the Marlins to 0-5 on their homestand.

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


Jurrjens on 15-day DL with strained knee

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right knee.

August 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets can't keep up with Braves' bats

NEW YORK (AP) - Dan Uggla extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run single in the eighth inning, Tim Hudson pitched seven stellar innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Friday night.

August 05, 2011 | By HOWIE RUMBERG The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves fall in final Fla. tilt

The Associated Press

April 03, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Utley goes deep twice as Phillies pound Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Young Jr. making the most of his chance

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression.

March 31, 2015 | By JEFF ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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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