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Braves finish year with season-high six-game losing streak

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals completed a dismal season with a glimmer of hope. The Atlanta Braves finished a promising year with a brutal final week.

October 04, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beaten by Nationals in 11

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are playing as if they were contenders the last week of the season, not the team that has the worst record in the majors.

October 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves falter again

ATLANTA - Rookie Ian Desmond homered, tripled and drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals kept up their strong finish to a dismal season by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Friday night.

October 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff race

ATLANTA - The only champagne in Atlanta's clubhouse was intended for an individual milestone.

October 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Baserunning blunder busts Braves

ATLANTA - Ricky Nolasco struck out nine straight Atlanta Braves and set a Marlins record with 16 strikeouts - the most by a major league pitcher in more than two years - in Florida's 5-4 victory Wednesday night.

September 30, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves playoff chances take hit with loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox wasn't terribly concerned after the Atlanta Braves lost a tight game in a close playoff race.

September 29, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win again, creep up on Colorado

ATLANTA - The banner in right field summed up how the Atlanta Braves feel about this final week of the season.

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


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


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Shelby Miller throws shutout for six innings, Atlanta Braves fall 4-0 to Phillies in 10

ATLANTA - A 10th-inning meltdown set the stage for a postgame shake-up of Atlanta's bullpen.

July 05, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cameron Maybin's 3 hits pace Atlanta Braves in 9-5 win over Philadelphia Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin says he has "new-found energy" with the Atlanta Braves.

July 04, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Uribe's home run helps Atlanta Braves to 2-1 win over Philadelphia Phillies

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran can't explain the dramatic gap between his home success and road struggles.

July 03, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves pick up second straight win against Nationals

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Homers help Matt Wisler, Atlanta Braves end 9-game skid against Washington Nationals

ATLANTA - Rookie Matt Wisler wasn't too worried about walking so many hitters in his third major league start.

July 02, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Zimmermann dominant as Washington Nationals trump Atlanta Braves, 6-1

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia high court says bonds for Atlanta Braves stadium are valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Alex Wood sharp as Atlanta Braves top Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 to end losing streak

PITTSBURGH - Alex Wood can tell the instant a breaking ball leaves his hand whether he has a feel for it on a given day. When he does, the Atlanta Braves lefty can be dominant.

June 28, 2015 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran gives up six runs in six innings as Atlanta Braves fall to Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-4

PITTSBURGH - Julio Teheran wasn't sure where his two-seam fastball was going when he sent one toward Andrew McCutchen in the first inning on Saturday.

June 27, 2015 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves undone by Mercer's walk-off hit in 10th inning, fall to Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2

PITTSBURGH - Jason Grilli revived his flagging career during his three years in Pittsburgh, becoming an All-Star closer in 2013 while helping lead the Pirates back to the playoffs for the first time in two decades.

June 26, 2015 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves held to 4 hits in 7-0 loss to Doug Fister, Washington Nationals

Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves fall to Nationals 2-1 on walk-off sac fly in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By Jeff Seidel Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to hit Strasburg in return, lose to Nationals 3-1

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg pitched five shutout innings in his return from the disabled list, Anthony Rendon tied his career-high with four hits and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Tuesday night.

June 23, 2015 | Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freddie Freeman put on disabled list by Atlanta Braves due to bruised right wrist

WASHINGTON - First baseman Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday due to a bruised right wrist.

June 23, 2015 | | Atlanta Braves


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