Jason Heyward is recovering his power stroke just in time for the Atlanta Braves' September push for the playoffs.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson struck out a career-high 13 and Martin Prado equaled his career best with five RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 12-3 rout of the Florida Marlins on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Florida led off a game with back-to-back homers for the first time in franchise history, Chris Volstad pitched eight strong innings and the Marlins romped to a 7-1 victory Friday night over the slumping Atlanta Braves.
DENVER - Maybe early in the season, Colorado manager Jim Tracy pulls his starters and puts in a pitcher for mop-up duty. Not now, not with the Rockies trying to stay in the playoff race.
CHICAGO - Derrek Lee struggled in his first game with the Atlanta Braves and still had a good time.
ATLANTA - Back from the minors, John Lannan is racking up quality starts and trimming points from his ERA.
ATLANTA (AP) - Little-used Diory Hernandez sparked Atlanta with a pinch-hit homer, All-Star Martin Prado returned from the disabled list with three hits and Mike Minor claimed his first big league win, 10-2 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Melky Cabrera's two-run single off Octavio Dotel with the bases loaded in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson extended his dominant stretch of starts with three-hit ball for eight innings and Brooks Conrad homered in the seventh to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said Friday he will report to spring training next year with the Braves as he attempts a comeback from major knee surgery.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones may have played his last game in the major leagues after tearing up his left knee while fielding a ground ball.
HOUSTON - After getting blown out in the first game and needing late rallies to win the other two, Braves manager Bobby Cox was pleased to escape Houston with a series victory.
HOUSTON - Brooks Conrad's two-run homer in the ninth inning powered the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Hot-hitting rookie Chris Johnson drove in three runs, including two in Houston's six-run seventh inning, and the Astros took advantage of sloppy play by the Atlanta Braves in a 10-4 win on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Eric Hinske snapped an 0-for-17 hitless streak with a tiebreaking, sixth-inning home run off Tim Lincecum to help the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher to leave early because of an arm problem, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since having shoulder surgery in September and B.J. Upton doubled among his two hits for the Atlanta braves, who tied the Philadelphia Phillies 2-2 Wednesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams' unusual defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddy Garcia ran his streak of perfect innings to five in his bid to earn a spot in the Braves' rotation, Mets' top prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut and New York beat Atlanta 6-2 Monday.
VIERA, Fla. - Jordan Zimmermann breezed through two shutout innings with only 20 pitches for the Washington Nationals in what turned into a wild, 16-15 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In a spring training game that ended with both teams leaving the field and neither side sure who won, the Detroit Tigers were later awarded a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a rain-shortened exhibition Wednesday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Evan Gattis made Atlanta's opening-day roster last season, the rookie slugger became one of the biggest stories for the Braves.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Here are some things every Atlanta Braves fans knows about second baseman Dan Uggla: Last season he batted .179, had his lowest on-base and slugging percentages of his career, and he struck out a team-high 171 times.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have been on a signing spree.
Fredi Gonzalez almost couldn't contain his enthusiasm on the day Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward signed multi-year contract extensions.
ATLANTA - B.J. Upton would like a do-over on his debut season with the Braves.
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