PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.
ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.
ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.
ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.
ATLANTA - It was another long night for the Atlanta Braves' bats - much longer than usual.
ATLANTA- An eight-game losing streak was way too long for Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.
SEATTLE - After the way the Atlanta Braves handled their eight-game trip to the West Coast, they have to believe the comforts of home will provide improvement.
SEATTLE - Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings, extending his major league record streak of games with at least seven innings and two or fewer runs to 15, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.
All right, everyone, gather 'round the Festivus Pole! Time for an Airing of Grievances.
SAN DIEGO - There is very little going right for Evan Gattis and the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.
ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.
ATLANTA - A month ago, Jarred Cosart was a struggling pitcher on a team out of playoff contention. Now, he is trying to help Miami inch closer in the wild-card race.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK - This is the wrong time for the rest of Atlanta's lineup to leave Justin Upton all alone.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
CINCINNATI - Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati's struggling offense by hitting a double and scoring the only run as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night.
CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.
CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.
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