PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels left the mound on his terms.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann had a shorter drive to work than usual Thursday.
Blame it on the rain.
MIAMI - Jair Jurrjens enjoyed the rare luxury of pitching with a lead. And it turns out he's good at it.
MIAMI - Twice Garret Anderson put the Atlanta Braves ahead, and the second time they stayed there.
ATLANTA - Livan Hernandez earned only his fourth win in 25 career starts against Atlanta and the New York Mets held off the Braves 4-3 on Tuesday night to complete a rare series sweep at Turner Field.
ATLANTA - Hours after control problems cost a teammate his spot in the rotation, John Maine wouldn't let his walks cause him to lose a game.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's outlook on his season is improving with the health of his left shoulder.
ATLANTA - Houston's bullpen picked up the Astros' starting pitchers in two weekend wins over the Braves. Now the relievers may have to find a way to pick up one of their own.
ATLANTA - Cecil Cooper believes his Houston lineup is too good to be tied for last in the majors in runs, so he called on his biggest "horses" to hit.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer and drove in another run to help the Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-2, spoiling Mike Hampton's return to Atlanta on Friday night.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann's latest experiment with new contact lenses has ended, and the Atlanta Braves' All-Star catcher plans to try to resume his season while wearing glasses.
ATLANTA - Jo-Jo Reyes wasn't included in many preseason projections for the Atlanta Braves' rotation.
ATLANTA - Some of the St. Louis Cardinals' six hits in the fifth inning looked like ugly bloopers to the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - No matter how hard he tried, Matt Diaz couldn't get hit by ball three in his helmet, so he made certain the next pitch from Kyle McClellan hit his bat.
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MIAMI - A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Marlins have acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Atlanta in a three-team trade.
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