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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


Braves finalize opening day roster

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their 25-man roster on Saturday, optioning pitcher Buddy Carlyle to Triple-A Richmond and handing Jeff Bennett the final spot in the bullpen.

April 09, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves armed for run in NL East

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox saw Tom Glavine in the clubhouse and was transported back to the days when the Atlanta Braves always won their division and finished among the ERA leaders.

April 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves claim Mets infielder Gotay off waivers

ATLANTA - Two days before opening day, the Atlanta Braves claimed infielder Ruben Gotay off waivers from the New York Mets and shipped first baseman Scott Thorman to Triple-A Richmond.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Indians best Braves 7-1

ATLANTA - Fausto Carmona can't wait for the regular season to start.

April 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Bennett impressive in spring game for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Bennett lost so much weight after last season that Braves manager Bobby Cox didn't recognize him at the start of spring training.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets earn spring sweep of Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The last thing Willie Randolph wanted to see four days before the Mets' season opener was Oliver Perez sprawled face down on the first-base line - and not moving.

April 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Outfield error costs Braves in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | Nate Burton Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Pirates for 6th win in 7 games

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves use big first inning to top Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves knock off MLB-best Oakland

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.

August 15, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.

August 14, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel pitches Braves out of jam with 3-2 win over Dodgers

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers rally past Braves for 2nd straight night

ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers surge past Braves in final 4 innings

ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.

August 11, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wood fans 12 batters in 3-1 Braves victory

ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Late lament: Braves fall to Nats 4-1 in 11 innings

ATLANTA - It was another long night for the Atlanta Braves' bats - much longer than usual.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hit 4 homers off Strasburg, end 8-game slide

ATLANTA- An eight-game losing streak was way too long for Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

August 08, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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