ATLANTA - Add two more firsts to Jason Heyward's heralded rookie season: a game-winning hit and a show of excitement.
ATLANTA - Once Ubaldo Jimenez found the strike zone, the Atlanta Braves had no chance - and the Colorado Rockies had their first no-hitter.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward and Melky Cabrera each had two hits during a seven-run second inning, and the Atlanta Braves cruised past the Colorado Rockies 9-5 Friday night for their third straight win.
SAN DIEGO - After the way they were pounded here on Monday, the Atlanta Braves will gladly head home with a 3-3 record on a West Coast trip.
SAN DIEGO - Tommy Hanson struck out seven in six innings and Troy Glaus hit a three-run homer to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
SAN DIEGO - In one afternoon, the San Diego Padres piled up the kind of numbers that might normally take them an entire homestand to accomplish.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum faced many a rainy outing growing up in Seattle. Not so for slugger Pablo Sandoval in his native Venezuela.
SAN FRANCISCO - Derek Lowe is concerned about all the attention being focused on Braves teammate Jason Heyward. Atlanta's rookie outfielder, though, isn't too worried.
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants needed every available player on their roster to stay unbeaten in what turned into a marathon home opener.
ATLANTA - Randy Wells and the Cubs called on their Georgia connections to give Chicago its first win of the season.
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says he may miss a three-game series at San Francisco after straining his right oblique forced him to leave Thursday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones likes the new look of Atlanta's bullpen. Questions about Chicago's bullpen already are starting to irritate Lou Piniella.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward's debut has Hank Aaron convinced that the rookie can stir up more excitement about baseball in the black community.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward hit like The Hammer in his Atlanta Braves debut.
ATLANTA - Derek Lowe may be considered by some as a surprise choice as the Atlanta Braves' opening day pitcher today against Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs.
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ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons got four hits for the Atlanta Braves in a 6-4 win Saturday night over the New York Mets, who lost their fourth in a row and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to an elbow injury.
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