The Atlanta Braves made a five-player deal Saturday to upgrade their outfield and an already formidable bullpen, acquiring Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City for three players.
CINCINNATI - Second baseman Martin Prado broke the second knuckle on his right pinkie finger while diving into home plate in the Atlanta Braves' latest win, an injury that will sideline the leadoff hitter for at least a week.
CINCINNATI - Jason Heyward doubled home two runs with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that restored a little of their rapidly vanishing lead in the NL East.
WASHINGTON - Chipper Jones can think of one thing that might stem the struggles his Braves are going through at the moment.
WASHINGTON - Rookie Jason Heyward gave Atlanta its first steal of home in a decade, and Tim Hudson shut down Washington the way he almost always does, helping the NL East-leading Braves beat the last-place Nationals 3-1 Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg's warmup session in the bullpen had lasted about a half-dozen tosses when Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty approached the star rookie with a simple question.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann grew up cheering for Glavine and McGriff, Maddux and Justice, guys who expected to make the playoffs year after year after year.
MIAMI - Brooks Conrad's second pinch-hit grand slam of the year put the Atlanta Braves ahead in an eight-run eighth inning, and they rallied past the Florida Marlins 10-5 Saturday night.
MIAMI - Donnie Murphy delivered his second game-ending hit of the week giving the Florida Marlins a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones is getting that 1995 feeling again.
ATLANTA - Matt Diaz homered in his third straight game, Jair Jurrjens gave up only one run in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 on Tuesday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
A funny thing happened on the way to Bobby Cox's retirement.
ATLANTA - Corey Hart hit a three-run double in Milwaukee's five-run seventh, Chris Narveson outpitched Tim Hudson and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ryan Braun's two-run homer helped give Milwaukee an early lead, Randy Wolf earned his first win over Atlanta in seven years and the Brewers beat the Braves 9-3 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up only one run, rookie Jason Heyward made two strong defensive plays in his return from an injury and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Thursday night.
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.
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.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
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.
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.
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.