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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


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


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


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 finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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