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Braves still fighting injuries

ATLANTA - The three-day break for the All-Star game wasn't long enough to allow the Atlanta Braves to regroup at full strength for an off-day workout on Thursday.

July 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Is playoff contention out of reach for the Braves?

Back in March, the Braves looked primed to make a run in the National League's Eastern Division. Now, at the All-Star break, they're five games under .500, 6.5 games out of first, and a possible return to the postseason looks bleak.

July 20, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Hampton to make second rehab start

PEARL, Miss. - Mike Hampton will make his second rehabilitation start Wednesday for Double-A Mississippi.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves join All-Star scene in New York

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones, picked as a starter for the All-Star game, and Brian McCann, named as a reserve, are prepared to represent the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night while savoring an historic moment.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Padres, 4-1

SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Francoeur had a tiebreaking broken bat single with the bases loaded in the sixth inning to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Saturday night and extend Greg Maddux's winless skid to 12 starts.

July 17, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves end season's first half with dominating win

SAN DIEGO - All-Star catcher Brian McCann says he likes being "locked in." His Atlanta Braves teammates like him that way, too.

July 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop series opener with Padres

Peavy strikes out 7 in Padres win

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves sinking under wave of 1-run losses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will have a losing record at the All-Star break for the second time in three seasons.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe leads Dodgers past Braves 2-1

LOS ANGELES - Derek Lowe took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Braves 2-1 Wednesday night.

July 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francoeur returns with no regrets

LOS ANGELES - Jeff Francoeur rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, a little humbled but in no way contrite regarding the harsh things he said when he was sent to the minors.

July 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bounce back, drop Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Jair Jurrjens pitched six solid innings, batterymate Brian McCann homered twice and Yunel Escobar hit a three-run double, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

July 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves barely avoid allowing perfect game

LOS ANGELES - Hiroki Kuroda took a perfect game into the eighth inning and settled for a one-hitter, leading Los Angeles to a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francoeur re-joins Braves

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur's stay in the minor leagues barely lasted a weekend.

July 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tex comes up clutch, Braves win in 17 innings

ATLANTA - As much as the Atlanta Braves have struggled recently, Mark Teixeira couldn't imagine the toll of losing a 17-inning marathon.

July 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Braves


McCann, Jones make NL All-Star team

ATLANTA - Third baseman Chipper Jones and catcher Brian McCann were named Sunday to represent the Atlanta Braves in the major league All-Star Game July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

July 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

September 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

September 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals shut out Braves, clinch NL East

ATLANTA - At the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves were tied for first in the NL East.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' new stadium gets its name: SunTrust Park

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop fourth straight, back to .500 on season

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves have every reason to start worrying about their playoff chances.

September 14, 2014 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Three-run 6th lifts Rangers over Braves, 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot.

September 13, 2014 | By Schuyler Dixon Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Fading Braves can't support Wood, fall 2-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos is back. So is Derek Holland. The catcher and pitcher led Texas to the win on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep, beat Nationals, 6-2

WASHINGTON - Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 | By Benjamin Standig Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals strike early, hold off Braves, 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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