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Braves eliminated from playoff race

ATLANTA - The only champagne in Atlanta's clubhouse was intended for an individual milestone.

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


Baserunning blunder busts Braves

ATLANTA - Ricky Nolasco struck out nine straight Atlanta Braves and set a Marlins record with 16 strikeouts - the most by a major league pitcher in more than two years - in Florida's 5-4 victory Wednesday night.

September 30, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves playoff chances take hit with loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox wasn't terribly concerned after the Atlanta Braves lost a tight game in a close playoff race.

September 29, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win again, creep up on Colorado

ATLANTA - The banner in right field summed up how the Atlanta Braves feel about this final week of the season.

September 28, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Surging Braves earn sweep of Nationals

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves have forced their way into the playoff picture unburdened by the usual late-season nerves and anxieties. They threw all that stuff out long ago, back when they were so far behind they thought they were pretty much out of it.

September 27, 2009 | By Joseph White The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson helps Braves beat Nationals

WASHINGTON - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.

September 26, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete three-game sweep with 5-2 win over Mets

NEW YORK - Tim Hudson pitched six effective innings for his second win since major elbow surgery and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

September 23, 2009 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox to retire at end of 2010 season

NEW YORK - After 50 years in baseball, Bobby Cox figured the only way he would ever give up managing was to pick a specific time and announce it publicly.

September 23, 2009 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens leads Braves past Mets

NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens dominated a feeble New York Mets lineup again and Yunel Escobar hit a two-run single, sending the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

September 22, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper powers Braves over Mets

NEW YORK - Chipper Jones homered and drove in four runs to power the Atlanta Braves to an 11-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | By Jay Cohen The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson's scoreless inning streak ends with a loss

ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies ended rookie Tommy Hanson's streak of 19 consecutive scoreless innings, beating Atlanta 4-2 Sunday and damaging the Braves' faint NL wild-card hopes.

September 21, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get back to winning

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez outpitched an ailing Pedro Martinez, and the Atlanta Braves survived a shaky ninth inning to snap Philadelphia's six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night.

September 19, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Phillies snap Braves' win streak

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered twice, Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run shot, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame a shortened start by rookie J.A. Happ to end Atlanta's seven-game winning streak with a 9-4 victory Friday night.

September 19, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves cruise to 7th straight win

ATLANTA - Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the reeling New York Mets 7-3 on Thursday night for their first seven-game winning streak since 2006.

September 18, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones may retire after 2010 season

ATLANTA - A drop of almost 100 points from his 2008 NL-leading batting average has Chipper Jones wondering if the end of his career is near.

September 17, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Atlanta Braves keep rallying, Garcia HR in 12th beats Giants 9-8

ATLANTA - For a 30-year-old rookie prone to timely hits, Adonis Garcia is making his new teammates glad to have him aboard.

August 03, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jace Peterson, Julio Teheran lead Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2

PHILADELPHIA - The trip ride home will feel a little better for the Atlanta Braves.

August 02, 2015 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves pitchers surrender three homers in 12-2 loss to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - It was a night to forget for rookie Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves.

August 01, 2015 | Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Struggling Atlanta Braves fall to Phillies 9-3

Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 ...

July 31, 2015 | Rob Maaddi Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Brown, Harang lead Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 4-1

PHILADELPHIA - Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta ...

July 30, 2015 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves deal Wood, Johnson, Avilan to Los Angeles Dodgers in 13-player trade

ATLANTA- The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves ...

July 30, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves drop 2-0 decision to Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE - The Atlanta Braves are finding absolutely no margin for error during a slump that is threatening to render the last two months of the ...

July 29, 2015 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves lose on walk-off HR in Baltimore, 2-1, in 11 innings

BALTIMORE - The Atlanta Braves wasted an outstanding pitching performance by Alex Wood and put a damper on a special night for Nick Markakis.

July 27, 2015 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


John Smoltz receives well-deserved enshrinement in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

July 26, 2015 | John Kekis Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Matt Wisler delivers on the mound, Atlanta Braves top Cardinals 3-2

ST. LOUIS - Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves ...

July 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller's strong start not enough as Atlanta Braves fall 1-0 to St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby ...

July 25, 2015 | By R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Banuelos gives up 4 ER, Atlanta Braves fall 4-2 to St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - Randal Grichuk homered and rookie Tim Cooney threw seven solid innings to earn his first major league win, leading the St. Louis Cardinals ...

July 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves to trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to New York Mets for prospects

NEW YORK - The New York Mets have acquired infielder Juan Uribe, infielder-outfielder Kelly Johnson and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitchers ...

July 24, 2015 | By Charles O’Brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves allow 3 runs during fifth inning, loss to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Mike Bolsinger pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 ...

July 22, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson, Wood lead Atlanta Braves to scrappy 4-3 win over Los Angeles Dodgers

ATLANTA - Alex Wood believes he's discovered something that was missing in the first half of the season.

July 21, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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