DENVER - Yorvit Torrealba hit a three-run home run to cap off a six-run third inning and the Colorado Rockies won their third straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 12-6 on Wednesday night.
DENVER - When Colorado Rockies left fielder Matt Holliday spotted manager Clint Hurdle walking out to the mound in the first inning, he figured struggling Ubaldo Jimenez was about to get an angry earful.
NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves minor leaguer Jordan Schafer was suspended for 50 games Thursday by the baseball commissioner's office, which said he used human growth hormone in violation of the sport's minor league drug program.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz is back - and so is that pesky knot behind his shoulder.
DENVER - Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Cook pitched seven strong innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's first game against the New York Mets since his return to Atlanta will have to wait.
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson couldn't talk his way into the lineup before the game. He was as persuasive as possible when given a chance during the game.
ATLANTA - For a change, Bobby Cox welcomed the rain - and the rainout.
ATLANTA - Mike Hampton grimaced after throwing a warmup pitch, and the Atlanta Braves bullpen got ready for a long night - in the field and on the mound.
ATLANTA - Mike Hampton is headed back to the disabled list after hurting himself in pregame warmups Thursday night, preventing him from making his first start in almost three years.
ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira and Yunel Escobar ended all doubts that rookie Jair Jurrjens' debut in Atlanta would be a success.
ATLANTA - Scott Spiezio will try to return to the majors with a team that rarely takes a chance on troubled players.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's homecoming was long forgotten by the time Pittsburgh finally got the win.
WASHINGTON - Nationals Park had quite an opening.
Braves right-hander John Smoltz threw 83 pitches over five innings against minor leaguers in Florida on Sunday, and is on track to make his regular-season debut next weekend.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
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.
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