CINCINNATI - Jay Bruce insists that his first career homer won't overshadow Ken Griffey Jr.'s 599th.
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.
CINCINNATI - The Atlanta Braves put outfielder Mark Kotsay on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained lower back.
MILWAUKEE - The best hitter in the big leagues has a new description for Jorge Campillo's deceptive pitches.
MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks hopes the Milwaukee Brewers' latest win goes a long way.
The Associated Press MILWAUKEE - Bill Hall began the night grumbling about his reduced role with the Milwaukee Brewers. He ended it by celebrating at home plate. Hall led off the ninth inning of a tie game with a bloop single, then slid across for the winning run in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Redemption? No, Hall ...
ATLANTA - Brandon Webb's 9-0 start was rare. So was his second straight loss.
ATLANTA - Mark Kotsay was held out of Monday's starting lineup after he experienced tightness in his back during batting practice.
ATLANTA - A couple of fortunate bounces helped Eric Byrnes, Micah Owings and the rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
ATLANTA - Some experienced relievers on the mend could begin joining the Atlanta Braves' bullpen as early as today.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur was glad Randy Johnson was out of the game in the ninth inning.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz will begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Mississippi on Saturday.
ATLANTA - Doug Davis received more than the usual pats on the back after he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman is returning to form and Brian McCann is returning to the lineup. That's good news for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann will come off the disabled list on Monday when the Braves open a series in Cincinnati.