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.
CINCINNATI - Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from last night's stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Wednesday.
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.
ATLANTA - Even when they were down 4-0 to Matt Harvey, the Atlanta Braves felt they had a chance.
The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves waited a long time to get going.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in one run, Julio Teheran pitched six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Sunday night.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton has seen a lot of Sergio Romo and knew what pitches to look for - and what pitch to take.
ATLANTA - The Braves were hoping for a lift in their return home from an ugly road trip.
ATLANTA - Braves general manager Frank Wren says Brandon Beachy is a little tender and won't make his 2013 debut on Tuesday as had been planned.
SAN DIEGO - The Atlanta Braves did everything they could against the San Diego Padres in a three-game series, except win.
SAN DIEGO - Andrew Cashner outdueled Tim Hudson, Chase Headley homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves for the second straight game, 3-2 Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO - Logan Forsythe homered in his first at-bat of the season, Will Venable added a three-run homer and Jason Marquis won his seventh straight decision to lead the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES - Dan Uggla's batting average is the last thing on his mind. The slugging second baseman prefers to concentrate on home runs, RBIs and the Atlanta Braves' comfortable lead atop the NL East.
LOS ANGELES - Kris Medlen grew up in Southern California and made frequent trips to Dodger Stadium. Saturday night, in his second career start at Chavez Ravine, the Atlanta Braves' right-hander had the best of both worlds on the mound and at the plate.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers earned their first walk-off victory of the season, and once again rookie Yasiel Puig had a hand in things.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran held Pittsburgh without a hit for 7 2-3 innings before settling for a combined one-hit shutout, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pirates 5-0 on Wednesday.