ATLANTA - This used to be the norm.
ATLANTA - The Braves finished off the regular season with their 96th win, their most in nine years. They'd like 11 more victories.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson made a headfirst dive into first base but was thrown out to end the game, then argued in the dugout with Atlanta coach Terry Pendleton after the Braves lost to Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson led off the eighth inning with a homer to spoil an otherwise dominant start by Cliff Lee, Kris Medlen allowed only two hits in eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward had a career-high five hits, including a leadoff home run, and the Braves rode a five-run first inning to post a 7-1 win over the Phillies on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers overcame Carlos Gomez's ejection in the first inning to shut out the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons' single to the gap in right-center drove in Justin Upton with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO - The title was right there, across the front of the soaked gray T-shirts that each of the Atlanta Braves wore.
CHICAGO - The Atlanta Braves were in position to celebrate a division championship. Instead, they left themselves with another wait.
CHICAGO - Teams usually can't wait to get out of the cramped quarters of the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. Not so the Atlanta Braves, who were delighted to put in some overtime in the less-than-friendly confines Friday night.
WASHINGTON - Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in a three-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals for a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, lowering their magic number for clinching the NL East title to two games.
WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark threw seven shutout innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, ensuring the Braves leave Washington without the NL East title.
ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is ready for his team to snap out of an offensive funk.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen is putting together another second-half run that is helping theAtlanta Braves move closer to the NL East title.
ATLANTA - Chase Headley hit a tying homer and Logan Forsythe drove in the go-ahead run in San Diego's two-run eighth and the Padres beat Atlanta 4-3 on Friday night to spoil Braves rookie David Hale's debut.
ATLANTA - Alex Wood's plan was to make sure he didn't let Paul Goldschmidt beat the Braves.
ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.