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He's back: Smoltz returns as reliever

ATLANTA - John Smoltz returned to the Atlanta Braves as a closer, hoping the role he had from 2001-04 will help him cope with an aching right shoulder and extend his career.

June 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Escobar's walk-off homer bails out Smoltz

ATLANTA - In the eighth inning, the fans out in right field began to congregate around the railing overlooking the Atlanta Braves' bullpen.

June 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves skirt historic homer, still lose

CINCINNATI - Ken Griffey Jr. couldn't get the big homer in his hometown, but came away smiling anyway.

June 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves experience deja vu against Reds

CINCINNATI - Jay Bruce insists that his first career homer won't overshadow Ken Griffey Jr.'s 599th.

June 11, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Bruce's four hits lead Reds over Braves

CINCINNATI - Rookie Jay Bruce had four hits - three of them off 300-game winner Tom Glavine - and scored on Chipper Jones' error in the 11th inning Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

June 10, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Kotsay on DL with back strain

CINCINNATI - The Atlanta Braves put outfielder Mark Kotsay on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained lower back.

June 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep with 8-1 rout of Brewers

MILWAUKEE - The best hitter in the big leagues has a new description for Jorge Campillo's deceptive pitches.

June 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' continue to struggle on the road

MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks hopes the Milwaukee Brewers' latest win goes a long way.

June 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to flounder away from home

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June 08, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves club D-backs' ace

ATLANTA - Brandon Webb's 9-0 start was rare. So was his second straight loss.

June 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Back tightness forces Kotsay out

ATLANTA - Mark Kotsay was held out of Monday's starting lineup after he experienced tightness in his back during batting practice.

June 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Byrnes' slam lifts Owings, Arizona over Atlanta

ATLANTA - A couple of fortunate bounces helped Eric Byrnes, Micah Owings and the rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Soriano, Smoltz could come off disabled list today

ATLANTA - Some experienced relievers on the mend could begin joining the Atlanta Braves' bullpen as early as today.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francoeur gives Braves win with game-winning homer in the ninth

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur was glad Randy Johnson was out of the game in the ninth inning.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz throws 12 pitches in rehab stint

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Atlanta Braves righthander John Smoltz reported no discomfort in his right shoulder after allowing one hit in one inning of work on a rehab assignment with the Class AA Mississippi Braves.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Kelly Johnson's HR helps Atlanta Braves beat reeling Washington Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA - Based on the intensity shown in the season's first game between NL East rivals Washington and Atlanta, the remaining 18 games in the season series could be interesting.

April 27, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves reliever McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED use

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

April 20, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes drives in 4 runs in Atlanta Braves' 5-2 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Atlanta's Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season.

April 19, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves collapse down stretch, fall to Blue Jays 6-5 in 10 innings

TORONTO- Alex Wood and the Atlanta Braves held Toronto's lineup in check for much of the game. Just not long enough.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays

TORONTO - While Jonny Gomes is waiting for a pinch-hitting opportunity, he's never going to be forgotten about. He moves too much and makes too much noise to ever be overlooked.

April 17, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Miami Marlins deal Atlanta Braves 2nd straight loss, 6-2

ATLANTA - Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Once he started hitting his spots, Haren built momentum to keep Atlanta's hitters guessing.

April 15, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stanton snaps slump, drives in 4, Marlins beat Braves 8-2

ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez believes Trevor Cahill will pitch better during his next turn in the rotation.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves use 2-run 5th to beat Miami Marlins, 3-2, after rain delays

ATLANTA- Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking single in Atlanta's two-run fifth inning and the Braves held off Miami in the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 3-2 on Monday night in a game slowed by two rain delays.

April 13, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Colon's RBI hands Atlanta Braves first loss of season

ATLANTA - Alex Wood had enough problems against the Mets without giving up Bartolo Colon's first RBI in a decade.

April 12, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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