ATLANTA - Mike Hampton's long procession of comeback attempts is taking an emotional toll that forced him to at least briefly consider retirement.
ATLANTA - Now that John Smoltz is going to be a closer when healthy, the Braves will need to find another starter for the rest of the season.
ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox said Friday that John Smoltz is likely to return as the Atlanta Braves' closer when he comes off the disabled list.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson had just about everybody in the Atlanta clubhouse relieved. Maybe the Braves' starting rotation hasn't quite reached a crisis point yet.
ATLANTA - Facing the prospect of trying to make it through the season with an aching shoulder, John Smoltz is pondering another dramatic career change.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves simply cannot win a one-run game.
The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Slumping Ryan Zimmerman spent some time working with Barry Larkin before the game, and then had a season-high three hits, including a homer and tiebreaking two-run double, to lead the Washington Nationals past the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday night. Zimmerman and Nick Johnson hit consecutive solo shots in the third inning off Tom Glavine, who was coming off his ...
WASHINGTON - Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an ailing right shoulder, though the Braves were told he can get over the problem without surgery.
NEW YORK - Mets fans were still disappointed with first baseman Carlos Delgado even after he broke out of his 3-for-34 slump Sunday. Their only regret this time was he didn't come out of the dugout for a curtain call following his second home run.
ATLANTA - After lasting only four innings Sunday in New York, Braves pitcher John Smoltz returned to Atlanta on Monday and is to have his troublesome right shoulder examined on Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Tim Hudson repeatedly said he felt fine after another perplexing start. Just one bad inning, he said.
NEW YORK - Tom Glavine got a cup of coffee Friday and walked around Manhattan.
ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins have been trying to get Matt Lindstrom to rely on his upper-90s fastball a little more. He did just that Wednesday, only Lindstrom didn't throw his best heater to the plate. He threw it to first.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones had another birthday to remember, right down to teammate Brian McCann's belly flop of a slide.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz got two standing ovations, a video tribute and a congratulatory text message from his friend Greg Maddux on the night he joined the 3,000 strikeout club. About the only thing he didn't get was a victory. Smoltz became the 16th pitcher in major league history to reach the plateau, but was outpitched by John Lannan in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 ...
ATLANTA - As Evan Gattis was rounding the bases, soaking up the cheers from his first grand slam, he noticed the song blaring triumphantly from the speakers at Turner Field.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis kept up an amazing rookie season with his first grand slam, B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena also homered, and the Atlanta Braves finished off a sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with a 8-3 rout on Wednesday.
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.