ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory.
ATLANTA- Ervin Santana says it's too early to declare that he is fully recovered from a midseason slump. This outing was certainly a step in the right direction.
ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
ATLANTA - The Braves may have to find different ways to score after losing Evan Gattis to the disabled list.
ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.
PHILADELPHIA - The Braves followed a familiar pattern - using timely hitting and stingy pitching - to complete a four-game sweep of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Doumit homered and Tommy La Stella had two doubles and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA- Play-by-play man Tom McCarthy was the only Phillies announcer who brought his glove with him for a special broadcast from the center-field stands Friday night.
HOUSTON - Atlanta starter Mike Minor was pitching well Thursday before one big mistake broke open a close game in a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON- Justin Upton homered for the second straight game and had three RBIs and Alex Wood pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON - When brothers B.J. and Justin Upton homered in the same game three times in the first month they played together in Atlanta last year it looked as if their concurrent power displays might be a trend for the Braves.
WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals.
WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves survived Craig Kimbrel's two-out blown save in the ninth inning by scoring twice in the 13th, topping the Washington Nationals 6-4 Friday night to flip-flop the standings atop the NL East.
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.
PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.
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.
ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.
ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.
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.
ATLANTA - It was another long night for the Atlanta Braves' bats - much longer than usual.
ATLANTA- An eight-game losing streak was way too long for Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.
SEATTLE - After the way the Atlanta Braves handled their eight-game trip to the West Coast, they have to believe the comforts of home will provide improvement.
SEATTLE - Felix Hernandez allowed one run in eight innings, extending his major league record streak of games with at least seven innings and two or fewer runs to 15, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.
All right, everyone, gather 'round the Festivus Pole! Time for an Airing of Grievances.
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