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Braves armed for bounce-back season

ATLANTA - The winter of discontent now seems to be a distant memory for Frank Wren and the Atlanta Braves.

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


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


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Stults hit hard for Atlanta Braves in 8-4 loss to Cincinnati Reds

ATLANTA - The Braves lost a chance for rare back-to-back victories, and A.J. Pierzynski lost a season-long hitting streak.

May 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins 1st career start as Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 01, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to hit Cincinnati's Leake

ATLANTA - Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves blasted by Washington Nationals 13-4

ATLANTA- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez suddenly has new areas of concern with his starting rotation.

April 29, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kelly Johnson's HR helps Atlanta Braves beat reeling Washington Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA - Based on the intensity shown in the season's first game between NL East rivals Washington and Atlanta, the remaining 18 games in the season series could be interesting.

April 27, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves reliever McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes drives in 4 runs in Atlanta Braves' 5-2 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Atlanta's Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season.

April 19, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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