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Conrad's first HR powers Braves past Nationals

WASHINGTON - Brooks Conrad made quite a first impression, keeping the Atlanta Braves' winning streak and pursuit of the NL East lead in tact.

July 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Holloway: Braves cutting corners

Halfway through the season, here's what we know about the Braves: The starting pitching is good, the power hitting is awful, and mathematically speaking they've got a chance to win an underachieving National League East.

July 03, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete sweep of Phillies

ATLANTA - A year after a 9-0 record in Atlanta helped give Philadelphia momentum for its World Series championship run, three straight losses at Turner Field left the Phillies feeling flawed.

July 03, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens shines in rout of Phillies

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens was given an ovation after the right-hander gave up his only hit with two outs in the seventh inning.

July 02, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves break home losing streak against Phillies

ATLANTA - Martin Prado's 10th-inning single triggered a celebration on the field, and was only part of his terrific night.

July 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Jones worked out problem, finally goes deep

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones discovered a tiny problem during a stint in the batting cage, the sort of thing that only a hitter of his caliber would notice.

June 28, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson wins again, leading Braves past Red Sox 2-1

ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson was very much aware of who he'd be facing in these two starts.

June 28, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Free falling: Braves blanked again; now season-worse six games under .500

ATLANTA - Who would've envisioned this: Tim Wakefield joining Roger Clemens in the Boston record book?

June 27, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop third straight

ATLANTA - Josh Beckett wasn't feeling well. No problem when he's facing the Braves.

June 27, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz returns to Atlanta, wearing Boston colors

ATLANTA - John Smoltz woke up in his own bed, made pancakes for the kids, took a dip in the pool, then headed to the ballpark.

June 26, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Yankees power past Braves to take series

ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez is starting to get his groove back.

June 26, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bennett placed on 15-day DL with broken right hand

ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Jeff Bennett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after breaking his left hand when he punched a door in frustration.

June 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shutout streak comes to an end

ATLANTA - The New York Yankees took their time scoring against the Braves.

June 25, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson looks terrific for Braves

ATLANTA - As Atlanta rookie Tommy Hanson kept pitching out of jams, his confidence kept growing against the New York Yankees.

June 24, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Vazquez, bullpen combine to shut out Cubs

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez is accustomed to pitching with very little run support from his Atlanta teammates.

June 23, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

September 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

September 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals shut out Braves, clinch NL East

ATLANTA - At the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves were tied for first in the NL East.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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