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Strasburg throws, but Braves get 1st spring win

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.

March 04, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Disastrous 9th leaves Braves 0-6 on the spring

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.

March 03, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves drop a wild one, 16-15

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.

March 01, 2014 | By CARL KOTALA Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


New Tigers pair tops Braves

LAKELAND, Fla. - Detroit newcomers Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan each pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, helping the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2.

February 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rain cuts into spring opener

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.

February 26, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Gattis focused on replacing McCann

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.

February 24, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Uggla has lot to prove after rough year

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.

February 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue signing frenzy

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.

February 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves lock up Gonzalez, Wren with extensions

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have been on a signing spree.

February 19, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Youthful Braves bring optimism

Fredi Gonzalez almost couldn't contain his enthusiasm on the day Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward signed multi-year contract extensions.

February 13, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Upton ready for new start

ATLANTA - B.J. Upton would like a do-over on his debut season with the Braves.

February 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Johnson hopes to build off of great 2013 season

ATLANTA - Chris Johnson is taking the same approach to the 2014 season he used one year ago, when he was fighting for a starting job.

February 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves all set with Freeman

Freddie Freeman says he won't try to change to prove he deserves the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves' history.

February 05, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Freeman ink new deals

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have agreed to eight-year deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Revamped rotation for Braves

ATLANTA - Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has played only three full seasons in the majors, and already his contemporaries are considered the veterans of the team.

January 27, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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Articles by Section - Atlanta Braves


Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Braves' home runs down Strasburg, Nats

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg can't explain why he has struggled on the road this season.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves lose 8th straight, Mariners win 7-3

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.

August 06, 2014 | By JOSH LIEBESKIND Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop 7th in a row with 4-2 loss to Seattle

SEATTLE - When a team is struggling, even sure-handed players make mistakes.

August 06, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cabrera's hit in 10th gives Padres win over Braves

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' previously inept offense has become resurgent and it's leading to more victories.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel has walk problems for Braves

SAN DIEGO - Craig Kimbrel had no one to blame but himself.

August 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

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.

August 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Minor struggles again in Braves' 10-1 loss to Padres

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.

August 02, 2014 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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