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 - 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.
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur says he wasn't physically drained by playing 370 consecutive games.
ATLANTA - Even Johan Santana couldn't stop Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves from completing a four-game sweep of the Mets.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine overcame a shaky first inning. Jorge Campillo pushed aside all those bad memories from his first big league start.
ATLANTA - Jorge Campillo had too much time to reflect on his first major league start.
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.
ATLANTA - The Oakland Athletics finally got some much-needed offense.
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders.