HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves started their weekend series in Washington by continuing their winning ways against the Nationals.
WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez felt good about the Braves' chances for a big day at the plate after he unveiled a new-look lineup.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered, Kyle Kendrick won consecutive starts for the first time in 11 months and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Another late night at Turner Field left the Atlanta Braves with more reasons to bemoan an extra-innings loss.
ATLANTA - Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Tommy La Stella is playing as if he is looking for another promotion. That's how comfortable the rookie second baseman has looked in his first three weeks in the major leagues.
ATLANTA - As acting manager for the day, Angels bench coach Dino Ebel asked for a close game so he could make lots of moves.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win.
DENVER - Corey Dickerson is still wondering why he was at the center of a near scrum.
ATLANTA - Lloyd McClendon's unusual lineup left the Seattle manager answering questions about his team's scoring potential.
ATLANTA - John Buck had three hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning that gave Seattle the lead, and the Mariners rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
ATLANTA - The Braves received a needed boost from two players recalled from the minors last week.
MIAMI - Shae Simmons didn't think he would make his major league debut in a close game.
ATLANTA - Nick Markakis walked into the Turner Field home clubhouse on Friday and rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.
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