ATLANTA - When Brian McCann returned to his locker, Derek Lowe shouted across the room: "Great off day, Mac!"
ATLANTA - Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves used a makeshift lineup to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward missed his fourth straight start with inflammation in his right shoulder Saturday but entered the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.
ATLANTA - Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Martin Prado hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, then scored the winning run on Brian McCann's single to right field in the 10th, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Jason Marquis earned his 100th career win, backed by a pair of three-run homers from Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, and the Washington Nationals held off the error-plagued Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Fill-in starter Kyle Kendrick and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Derek Lowe took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves won their sixth straight game, beating Philadelphia 5-0 on Friday night despite Cliff Lee's 16 strikeouts for the Phillies.
ATLANTA - Brandon Beachy picked up another no-decision Thursday night, and that was just fine with him.
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Martin Prado drove in three runs and Atlanta broke it open with a big sixth inning in the opening game of a doubleheader.
ATLANTA - Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for two weeks without pay Sunday by Major League Baseball for inappropriate comments and gestures he made toward fans before a game in San Francisco.
ATLANTA - The St. Louis Cardinals closed the first month of the season with thrilling back-to-back late-inning comebacks.
SAN DIEGO - Chipper Jones hit a two-run triple and finished with three RBIs as the Atlanta Braves beat San Diego 7-0 Wednesday, leaving Padres ace Mat Latos winless since September.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Hudson outdueled Tim Lincecum and came within one out of his first complete game this year, leadoff man Martin Prado drove in Atlanta's first three runs and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday to secure just their third series win of the season.
ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.
ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.
SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.
SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.
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.
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.