Three straight losses to Philadelphia left the Atlanta Braves looking like also-rans again in the NL East.
ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies' three-game sweep of Atlanta left the Braves fearing they could be on the verge of being left out of the NL East race.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Rafael Soriano was unavailable for the third straight game on Sunday as he was given more rest following a recurrence of tendinitis in his right elbow.
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was held out of Sunday's 6-3 loss to Philadelphia due to a small tear in his right quadriceps, and he said he may miss one or two more games.
ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies are building their case for a repeat NL East championship, one road win at a time.
ATLANTA - Mike Gonzalez believes his long comeback is nearing its end.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur gave himself a mixed grade Saturday on his season so far.
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson's unlikely ninth-inning error gave the Philadelphia Phillies new life.
ATLANTA - Bobby Doerr had the best seat in the house for the last player to hit .400, and he was still around as a coach when the most enduring run at the hallowed mark came up short.
ATLANTA - A threat to hit 400? Chipper Jones is already there.
ATLANTA - No Smoltz. No Soriano. No save for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz knew the pain was too intense to keep pitching this season.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer and Greg Norton came through with a two-run double in the eighth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves another come-from-behind victory, 5-4 over the slumping Florida Marlins on Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Braves' trips to Richmond, Va., to watch their top prospects are soon coming to an end.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz returned to the Atlanta Braves as a closer, hoping the role he had from 2001-04 will help him cope with an aching right shoulder and extend his career.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
NEW YORK - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
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