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Cox agrees to 1-year extension

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox, saying he's still having fun with the game, has agreed to a one-year contract extension to manage the Atlanta Braves through 2009.

June 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz to begin rehab assignment Saturday

ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Mississippi on Saturday.

June 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Arizona pounds Reyes, Braves

ATLANTA - Doug Davis received more than the usual pats on the back after he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

June 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves sweep rival Mets

ATLANTA - Even Johan Santana couldn't stop Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves from completing a four-game sweep of the Mets.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox aiming for return of Smoltz within two weeks

ATLANTA - One day after John Smoltz said he would not set a timetable on his return from the disabled list, Braves manager Bobby Cox did the job for him.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francouer powers Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur says he wasn't physically drained by playing 370 consecutive games.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine looks strong against New York

ATLANTA - Tom Glavine overcame a shaky first inning. Jorge Campillo pushed aside all those bad memories from his first big league start.

June 01, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Second start a long time coming for Campillo

ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo had too much time to reflect on his first major league start.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Bennett's best save comes after game

ATLANTA - Jeff Bennett stranded baserunners on second and third in the sixth inning to protect a one-run lead Sunday and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hudson hit hard in first meeting against former team

ATLANTA - The Oakland Athletics finally got some much-needed offense.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves 5, A's 2: Reyes, Atlanta frustrate Oakland

ATLANTA - Jo-Jo Reyes, fighting a blister on his left index finger and an overall case of the blahs, felt miserable before managing to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the second inning.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kotsay's RBI double proves to be game-winner for Braves

ATLANTA - Mark Kotsay knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a two-out RBI double, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night for their eighth straight home victory.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


James down, Stockman up for Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves sent left-handed pitcher Chuck James to the minors for the third time Friday and recalled reliever Phil Stockman from Triple-A Richmond.

May 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


James gives up three home runs in Braves loss

PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels finally finished what he started.

May 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glaving picks up first win of the season

PHILADELPHIA - Tom Glavine plans to keep his eyes off the scoreboard next time he takes the mound.

May 25, 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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