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Braves ride another late rally past Dodgers, win 2-1

LOS ANGELES -- Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning against Guillermo Mota and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Saturday night for their second straight extra-inning victory over the NL West leaders.

Johnson, who pinch-hit in the eighth for second baseman Diory Hernandez and remained in the game, drove a 1-1 pitch a couple of rows behind the short fence in the right-field corner for his eighth home run after a one-out walk to Adam LaRoche.

August 09, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Late outburst lifts Braves over Dodgers in 12, 9-5

LOS ANGELES - The Atlanta Braves rebounded from a crushing loss on Thursday to hand the Los Angeles Dodgers a bit of their own late-inning medicine.

August 08, 2009 | From wire reports | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz let go by Boston

NEW YORK - John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career.

August 08, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall in bottom of ninth to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Andre Ethier has been making a habit of creating mob scenes at home plate at Dodger Stadium and sending opposing teams back to the dugout shaking their heads.

August 07, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson delivers in Braves 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Once he got through a shaky first inning, rookie Tommy Hanson put on a decent show for the 100 or so friends and family members who watched his first big league start in Southern California.

August 06, 2009 | By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers dominate Braves

ATLANTA - Matt Kemp homered and matched a career high with five RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 02, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe holds Dodgers down

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe called it just another average performance. For Dodgers manager Joe Torre, it was a reminder of the right-hander's attacking style.

August 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers blank Braves, 5-0

ATLANTA - Jason Schmidt, plagued by self-doubt, wasn't sure he wanted to be on the mound.

August 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves swap Kotchman for LaRoche

ATLANTA - The Boston Red Sox traded recently acquired Adam LaRoche to the Atlanta Braves for Casey Kotchman in a swap of first basemen on Friday.

August 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McCann's blast lifts Braves to win

MIAMI - One swing by Brian McCann kept the Atlanta Braves from being swept and let them keep talking about a possible postseason appearance.

July 30, 2009 | BY Antonio Gonzalez The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves release Bennett

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves have released right-hander Jeff Bennett.

July 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson hurts Braves with pitching, long ball

MIAMI - Josh Johnson's bat was just as potent as his pitching.

July 29, 2009 | By Antonio Gonzalez The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves squander ninth inning rally against Marlins

MIAMI - When Florida Marlins pinch-hitter Ross Gload connected on the final pitch of the night, he sprinted out of the batter's box, even with the ball bound for the right-field seats.

July 29, 2009 | By Steve Wine The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson strong in rehab start in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE - Tim Hudson was wearing a mighty heavy brace packed with ice on his throwing arm after a relatively stress-free night of pitching on Monday night.

July 27, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Braves


Kotchman, McCann, Johnson homer for surging Braves

MILWAUKEE - Derek Lowe began waving emphatically as soon as he saw where Jason Kendall's shot was going. Lowe's gestures to Nate McLouth were meaningless, but the center fielder made the play all the same.

July 26, 2009 | By Colin Fly The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves reliever McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes drives in 4 runs in Atlanta Braves' 5-2 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Atlanta's Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season.

April 19, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves collapse down stretch, fall to Blue Jays 6-5 in 10 innings

TORONTO- Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Miami Marlins deal Atlanta Braves 2nd straight loss, 6-2

ATLANTA - Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Once he started hitting his spots, Haren built momentum to keep Atlanta's hitters guessing.

April 15, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stanton snaps slump, drives in 4, Marlins beat Braves 8-2

ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez believes Trevor Cahill will pitch better during his next turn in the rotation.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves use 2-run 5th to beat Miami Marlins, 3-2, after rain delays

ATLANTA- Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking single in Atlanta's two-run fifth inning and the Braves held off Miami in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 3-2 on Monday night in a game slowed by two rain delays.

April 13, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Colon's RBI hands Atlanta Braves first loss of season

ATLANTA - Alex Wood had enough problems against the Mets without giving up Bartolo Colon's first RBI in a decade.

April 12, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting.

April 11, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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