MIAMI - For the Atlanta Braves, eight innings were absolutely futile offensively.
PHILADELPHIA - Darin Ruf hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning to back a strong outing by starting pitcher Cole Hamels and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA- Freddy Galvis was just trying to drive the ball up the middle. Fortunately for the Philies, he did much more.
PHILADELPHIA - All it took was one mistake for one of Mike Minor's best outings of the season to turn into a loss.
ATLANTA- The innings are adding up for Dillon Gee. So are the wins. After struggling the first two months of the season, Gee has been a quiet workhorse for the Mets' rotation, and he continued his roll Wednesday by allowing only one run in seven innings to lead New York past the Atlanta Braves, 5-2. Gee (11-9) has lasted at last six innings in 13 straight starts and has set career highs with 28 games ...
LAWRENCEVILLE – The Atlanta Braves announced the recall of catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Gwinnett Braves roster on Tuesday, September 3. Gattis had played in the G-Braves' final three-game series at Charlotte from August 31 to September 2.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis is starting to get his groove back for the Atlanta Braves. After playing three games in the minor leagues to correct his swing, Gattis returned to the majors and made an immediate impact. "I felt fixed before leaving," Gattis said. "It's good to go there and really kind of put it into action. It was good to have a good night." Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Gattis and Andrelton Simmons ...
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had never faced Daisuke Matsuzaka and said he didn't bother looking at video to prepare for the right-hander. It didn't matter. All Freeman had to see was see Matsuzaka's Mets uniform.
ATLANTA - Nathan Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout, Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to end their six-game losing streak.
ATLANTA- B.J. Upton had four hits, including the game-winning single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 for their fifth straight win on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Julio Teheran said he took the mound with one goal: "Show everybody what I can do."
ATLANTA - The Braves have optioned Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett, with plans for the catcher-outfielder to return to the major leagues in a few days.
ATLANTA- There's no way Kris Medlen could live up to the expectations he set last season.
ATLANTA - Outfielder Justin Upton has left Atlanta's game against Cleveland after he was hit on his left hand by a pitch.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson singled to left with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career walk-off hit and the Atlanta Braves won again at home, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
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