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Porcello sharp as Tigers beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Rick Porcello, making a bid to be more than a fill-in starter for Detroit, pitched two scoreless innings and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday in each team's final exhibition game.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rookie Schafer wins Braves' center field job

ATLANTA - Jordan Schafer's rise to the major leagues became official on Friday when the Atlanta Braves set their 25-man roster and named the 22-year-old rookie their starting center fielder.

April 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones leads Braves past Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones is showing off a million-dollar swing.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves spring training: Glavine passes final test of spring

LAKELAND, Fla. - Tom Glavine passed his final spring test Wednesday.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Chipper Jones agree to 3-year extension

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones already had a World Series ring and an MVP trophy. What he wanted was the chance to finish up in the place where he started.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves spring training: Atlanta fall to Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Russ Ortiz had one of his most impressive outings of the spring Tuesday night, going six innings while allowing two earned runs, five hits and striking out six in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami, Dice-K sharp in spring outings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kenshin Kawakami relished the opportunity to match up against fellow countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka.

March 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves deal OF Anderson to Detroit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta traded Josh Anderson to the Detroit Tigers on Monday, increasing the chances that rookie Jordan Schafer will open the season as the Braves' center fielder.

March 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves spring training: Early home runs lift Atlanta over Detroit

LAKELAND, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur and Casey Kotchman hit consecutive home runs in the first inning and Jeremy Bonderman was pulled after getting only four outs Sunday in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.

March 29, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine has good outing in Braves win over Detroit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta's Tom Glavine and Detroit's Justin Verlander are looking to have bounce-back seasons, and each made strides Friday toward reaching their goals.

March 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gwinnett Braves sign TV deal

The Gwinnett Braves, the Class AAA minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, signed a four-year exclusive television partnership with Comcast Sports Southeast (Charter Channel 37) and will broadcast 25 games starting this season.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Braves


Lowe throws 6 dominant innings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe to be there ace, and he's pitching like one.

March 26, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones homers in Braves' loss

VIERA, Fla. - Chipper Jones felt so good Wednesday night he started being more aggressive at the plate.

March 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McCann returns for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brian McCann will use the rest of spring training to become familiar with Atlanta's new starting pitchers. His swing is already set. McCann, who batted .333 for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, had singles in his first two at-bats as he returned to the Braves lineup Tuesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

March 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves struggle against Santana

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Since returning from elbow tightness, Johan Santana has been saying he's on track to make his opening-day start for the New York Mets.

March 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves' Wood, Kimbrel combine for shutout of Marlins

ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta bats silenced by Marlins pitching, 4-0

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.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


J. Upton, Heyward lift Braves over Marlins, 5-2

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets

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.

August 28, 2014 | By Charles O'Brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Heyward, Simmons come up big in Braves' 3-2 win over Mets

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.

August 27, 2014 | By Charles O'brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Upton stays hot, but Braves fall to Mets

NEW YORK - This is the wrong time for the rest of Atlanta's lineup to leave Justin Upton all alone.

August 26, 2014 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harang's mental lapse costs Braves in 5-3 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | Mark Schmetzer Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut down 1-0 by Leake, Reds

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.

August 24, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's homer in 12th lifts Braves over Reds, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

August 22, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rip Reds, 8-0, for 6th win in 7 games

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.

August 21, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Outfield error costs Braves in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

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.

August 20, 2014 | Nate Burton Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Pirates for 6th win in 7 games

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.

August 19, 2014 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves use big first inning to top Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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