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Braves-Mets game postponed by rain

NEW YORK - Eager to lock up the NL East title after letting it slip away last season, the New York Mets will have to wait a day before beginning their taxing stretch drive.

September 17, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Coming full circle: From worst to first, Glavine and Smoltz have seen it all

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September 17, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rock Colorado, complete sweep

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies are streaking again in September. This time it's in the wrong direction.

September 15, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson's two homers lead Braves to win

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson homered twice, James Parr pitched six more scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky bullpen to deal another blow to Colorado's fading playoff hopes, beating the Rockies 9-5 on Wednesday night.

September 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox: 'I won't change my mind' about returning

ATLANTA - Despite Atlanta's worst season since 1990, longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox vowed Wednesday to return next season.

September 14, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz wants to pitch in 2009

ATLANTA - John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.

September 13, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win in balk-off

ATLANTA - Taylor Buchholz balked in the winning run, allowing pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson to score from third, and giving the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings Tuesday night.

September 13, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones hopes freefall ends soon

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones never hesitates to speak his mind when asked about the state of the Atlanta Braves.

September 12, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Nationals in 14 innings

ATLANTA - Elijah Dukes hit a three-run double in the 14th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Sunday.

September 11, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Brandon Jones hoping to make impression for 2009

ATLANTA - Brandon Jones knew his second-inning at-bat on Friday night was the perfect opportunity to give the Atlanta Braves a lift in the game and perhaps give himself a lift in the competition for a 2009 roster spot.

September 10, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Langerhans lifts Nationals with 10th-inning homer

ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans hit a 10th-inning homer, the Nationals' fifth of the game, and Washington recovered from blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Saturday night.

September 10, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rookie Parr pitches shutout in debut

ATLANTA - James Parr tossed six sharp innings in his major league debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Thursday night.

September 08, 2008 | By Tom Saladino The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Crowd nonexistent in Braves latest loss

MIAMI - Before the game even began, the Florida Marlins were guessing.

September 07, 2008 | BY ANTONIO GONZALEZ The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win slugfest over Marlins

MIAMI - Pinch-hitter Ruben Gotay had an RBI double in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves spoiled a seven-run Marlins rally to beat Florida 16-14 on Tuesday night.

September 07, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop 29th consecutive one-run road loss

MIAMI - John Baker knew he needed to come through, if the Florida Marlins were going to start September with a much-needed win.

September 05, 2008 | 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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