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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


Braves rally past Mets

ATLANTA - Daniel Murphy's "pretty awful day" helped give the Atlanta Braves a ninth-inning comeback victory and more reason to believe in their playoff chances.

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


LaRoche, Hanson lead Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Thanks to Adam LaRoche, rookie Tommy Hanson didn't have to worry about his 10th win slipping away again.

September 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bats explode against Cards

ST. LOUIS - Javier Vazquez took a shutout into the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Chris Carpenter in a 9-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Vazquez allowed a leadoff single to Skip Schumaker and then retired the next 17 batters before Schumaker reached on an infield single in the sixth. It was the 25th complete game of Vazquez's career and his second of the season.

September 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McCann's 2-run double leads Braves to victory

ST. LOUIS - Brian McCann knew he got his pitch. What he didn't know was how well he hit it.

September 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Stults hit hard for Atlanta Braves in 8-4 loss to Cincinnati Reds

ATLANTA - The Braves lost a chance for rare back-to-back victories, and A.J. Pierzynski lost a season-long hitting streak.

May 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins 1st career start as Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 01, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to hit Cincinnati's Leake

ATLANTA - Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves blasted by Washington Nationals 13-4

ATLANTA- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez suddenly has new areas of concern with his starting rotation.

April 29, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kelly Johnson's HR helps Atlanta Braves beat reeling Washington Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA - Based on the intensity shown in the season's first game between NL East rivals Washington and Atlanta, the remaining 18 games in the season series could be interesting.

April 27, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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