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Jones continues blistering offensive pace

PHILADELPHIA - Jayson Werth almost ruined a strong hitting performance with an untimely miscue in the field. Brad Lidge bailed him out.

May 24, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves break through in Game 2, salvage split

PITTSBURGH - Tim Hudson showed again that a well-pitched game is the easiest and best way to end an extended streak. Or, on this day, a number of streaks.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz throwing again

PITTSBURGH - Atlanta ace John Smoltz is throwing again and hopes his injured rotator cuff heals enough to let him move into the Braves bullpen later this month.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' road woes continue

PITTSBURGH - Proof that baseball is indeed a very funny game: The Atlanta Braves suddenly can't win on the road. And Jason Bay, usually a good road hitter, is discovering a power stroke at home.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop a one-run game to Pirates

PITTSBURGH - Freddy Sanchez insists he doesn't care where he hits in the Pittsburgh lineup.

May 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves 5, Padres 4: Finally, a one-run win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves waited until the last inning of a memorable homestand to put an end to a streak of one-run futility they hope to forget.

May 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: No major injuries for Soriano

ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves closer Rafael Soriano can resume his throwing program after tests on his sore right elbow Wednesday revealed no major injuries.

May 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Norton’s pinch-hit single lifts Braves to win

ATLANTA - Greg Norton was brought to Atlanta to provide some punch in a pinch.

May 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens looks good at the Ted

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are proving tough to beat at home, and rookie starter Jair Jurrjens is leading the way.

May 18, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


At 36, Chipper's off to the best start of his career

ATLANTA - As manager of the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and now the Cincinnati Reds, Dusty Baker has had a front-row seat for many of Chipper Jones' career highlights.

May 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves acquire Norton from Seattle

ATLANTA - The Braves acquired first baseman-outfielder Greg Norton from the Seattle Mariners on Monday, giving their bench a boost after placing infielder Martin Prado on the 15-day disabled list.

May 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' bats bash Reds

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves made the most of their last chance to take advantage of the Cincinnati Reds' road futility.

May 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Cox dealing with patchwork bullpen

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' three-game sweep of Cincinnati didn't mask manager Bobby Cox's increasingly difficult challenge of dealing with injuries to his pitching staff.

May 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Hurting Hampton considered retirement

ATLANTA - Mike Hampton's long procession of comeback attempts is taking an emotional toll that forced him to at least briefly consider retirement.

May 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Reyes, Braves crush Reds

ATLANTA - Now that John Smoltz is going to be a closer when healthy, the Braves will need to find another starter for the rest of the season.

May 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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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


Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting.

April 11, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gosselin's 2-run single in 8th leads Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night.

April 10, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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