ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies are streaking again in September. This time it's in the wrong direction.
ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson homered twice, James Parr pitched six more scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky bullpen to deal another blow to Colorado's fading playoff hopes, beating the Rockies 9-5 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Despite Atlanta's worst season since 1990, longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox vowed Wednesday to return next season.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.
ATLANTA - Taylor Buchholz balked in the winning run, allowing pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson to score from third, and giving the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones never hesitates to speak his mind when asked about the state of the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Elijah Dukes hit a three-run double in the 14th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Sunday.
ATLANTA - Brandon Jones knew his second-inning at-bat on Friday night was the perfect opportunity to give the Atlanta Braves a lift in the game and perhaps give himself a lift in the competition for a 2009 roster spot.
ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans hit a 10th-inning homer, the Nationals' fifth of the game, and Washington recovered from blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - James Parr tossed six sharp innings in his major league debut and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Thursday night.
MIAMI - Before the game even began, the Florida Marlins were guessing.
MIAMI - Pinch-hitter Ruben Gotay had an RBI double in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves spoiled a seven-run Marlins rally to beat Florida 16-14 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - John Baker knew he needed to come through, if the Florida Marlins were going to start September with a much-needed win.
WASHINGTON - By the time he rounded second base, Aaron Boone's momentary disappointment at not executing a bunt was already a distant memory.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
NEW YORK - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
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