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Rockies tee off on Jurrjens

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.

April 20, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves minor leaguer suspended for 50 games

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.

April 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz, Teixeira lead Braves to win over New York

ATLANTA - John Smoltz is back - and so is that pesky knot behind his shoulder.

April 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Holliday's two-run homer lifts Rockies over Braves

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.

April 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves to start Smoltz instead of Glavine in Sunday's game

ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's first game against the New York Mets since his return to Atlanta will have to wait.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson hits pinch-hit grand slam, Braves rout Mets

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.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tonight's Braves game postponed

ATLANTA - For a change, Bobby Cox welcomed the rain - and the rainout.

April 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Pirates in extra innings

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.

April 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hampton heads back to DL

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.

April 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win first game of the year

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira and Yunel Escobar ended all doubts that rookie Jair Jurrjens' debut in Atlanta would be a success.

April 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Spiezio getting a second chance with Braves

ATLANTA - Scott Spiezio will try to return to the majors with a team that rarely takes a chance on troubled players.

April 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall short in home opener

ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's homecoming was long forgotten by the time Pittsburgh finally got the win.

April 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Dramatic home run spoils Braves' opener

WASHINGTON - Nationals Park had quite an opening.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz to start Sunday

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.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Reasons to believe, and not believe the Braves will return to glory

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Braves believe they've got the pieces in place for a return to glory in 2008, and they've got a compelling argument.

April 09, 2008 | BY BRENT HOLLOWAY and JONATHAN ZOPF | Atlanta Braves


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Braves shut out Padres to win series

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ride 6-run 3rd to beat Padres

ATLANTA - Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

July 27, 2014 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Cox, Maddux, Glavine inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, La Stella each hit safely three times for Braves in 5-3 win

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Wood hit hard by Padres in 5-2 loss

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins crack Kimbrel to defeat Braves

ATLANTA - Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blamed himself for two curveballs that went awry and cost the Braves a game.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman, Braves blast past Marlins

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't sure why Miami's pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.

July 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Minor rattled early in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins spoil strong outing by Teheran, beat Braves 3-1 in 10th inning

ATLANTA- The Miami Marlins couldn't take advantage of a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the ninth inning.

July 21, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


La Stella's 3 RBIs help Braves top Phillies, 8-2

ATLANTA - Tommy La Stella is making an impression on Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

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


Rollins' homer sinks Braves

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have seen Cole Hamels enough to know that little comes easily against the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander.

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


Braves top Phillies, 6-4, in return from All-Star break

ATLANTA - For all that Jason Heyward did well, his diving catch in the eighth inning felt the best.

July 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves release struggling second baseman Uggla

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.

July 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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