WASHINGTON - Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an ailing right shoulder, though the Braves were told he can get over the problem without surgery.
NEW YORK - Mets fans were still disappointed with first baseman Carlos Delgado even after he broke out of his 3-for-34 slump Sunday. Their only regret this time was he didn't come out of the dugout for a curtain call following his second home run.
ATLANTA - After lasting only four innings Sunday in New York, Braves pitcher John Smoltz returned to Atlanta on Monday and is to have his troublesome right shoulder examined on Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Tim Hudson repeatedly said he felt fine after another perplexing start. Just one bad inning, he said.
NEW YORK - Tom Glavine got a cup of coffee Friday and walked around Manhattan.
ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins have been trying to get Matt Lindstrom to rely on his upper-90s fastball a little more. He did just that Wednesday, only Lindstrom didn't throw his best heater to the plate. He threw it to first.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones had another birthday to remember, right down to teammate Brian McCann's belly flop of a slide.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz got two standing ovations, a video tribute and a congratulatory text message from his friend Greg Maddux on the night he joined the 3,000 strikeout club. About the only thing he didn't get was a victory. Smoltz became the 16th pitcher in major league history to reach the plateau, but was outpitched by John Lannan in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 ...
ATLANTA - Move over, Andruw Jones. The fans in Willemstad, Curacao, may have a new favorite son.
ATLANTA - Gregor Blanco started over Matt Diaz for the third straight game Sunday, and the two may continue to share playing time in a left-field platoon.
October 14, 1992, was one of those nights. One of those nights when every Braves fan can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson pitched six scoreless innings before tiring and drove in two runs, leading the Braves past the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night for Atlanta's fifth straight win.
ATLANTA - Chuck James served up a fat pitch to an old friend. That was the only thing he gave the Los Angeles Dodgers.
ATLANTA - Another night, another two homers for Chipper Jones.
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones hopes a return to his longtime home will get him going in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton gave Atlanta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are ready to put their suitcases away and take their first look at the lineup they envisioned before the season.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters has undergone the second major elbow operation of his career and will miss the rest of the season.
PHOENIX - Tim Hudson's dominance over the Arizona Diamondbacks ended on Wednesday, leaving the veteran right-hander second-guessing himself.
PHOENIX - Patrick Corbin allowed three hits in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned an infield double into two runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night.
PHOENIX - Justin Upton snapped a 14-game homerless drought and had four hits to help the Atlanta Braves rout the Diamondbacks 10-1 on Monday night in his return to Arizona.
SAN FRANCISCO - Fredi Gonzalez left the Atlanta Braves for two games following a series-opening victory at San Francisco to attend his daughter's college graduation in Georgia.
SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner didn't take any personal satisfaction from his first career victory over the Atlanta Braves.
SAN FRANCISCO - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
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.