CINCINNATI - Craig Kimbrel was one strike away from getting career save No. 100. Five pitches later, he was walking off the field stunned.
CINCINNATI - Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman is returning to form and Brian McCann is returning to the lineup. That's good news for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann will come off the disabled list on Monday when the Braves open a series in Cincinnati.
ATLANTA - Marlon Byrd was hardly surprised to see David Wright crush a home run off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen was the National League's most dominant pitcher in the final two months last season.
ATLANTA - Paul Maholm made one big mistake. It cost him another loss. Maholm surrendered a two-run homer to Ian Desmond in an otherwise sterling performance Wednesday, one mistake too many on a night when Jordan Zimmermann pitched two-hit ball over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. "I gave up two infield hits and a home run," Maholm said. "I've just got to take the positives ...
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson was a dual threat in his 200th career win, combining with Anthony Varvaro on a three-hitter while hitting a homer and a double to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.
DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera is one hitter who can certainly be trusted to swing at a 3-0 pitch.
DETROIT - Kris Medlen and the Atlanta Braves were probably due for a rough stretch.
DETROIT - After an impressive start to the season, Paul Maholm finally had a game to forget.
DENVER - Even Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blows saves from time to time.
DENVER - B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis just keeps coming through for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ramiro Pena got a fierce wakeup call with the bases loaded and the scored tied in the eighth inning.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren said Saturday left-hander Eric O'Flaherty has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are ready to put their suitcases away and take their first look at the lineup they envisioned before the season.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters has undergone the second major elbow operation of his career and will miss the rest of the season.
PHOENIX - Tim Hudson's dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks ended on Wednesday, leaving the veteran right-hander second-guessing himself.
PHOENIX - Patrick Corbin allowed three hits in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned an infield double into two runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night.
PHOENIX - Justin Upton snapped a 14-game homerless drought and had four hits to help the Atlanta Braves rout the Diamondbacks 10-1 on Monday night in his return to Arizona.
SAN FRANCISCO - Fredi Gonzalez left the Atlanta Braves for two games following a series-opening victory at San Francisco to attend his daughter's college graduation in Georgia.
SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner didn't take any personal satisfaction from his first career victory over the Atlanta Braves.
SAN FRANCISCO - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders.