ATLANTA - Braves catcher Brian McCann won his second Silver Slugger Award in three years, honored Thursday as the top-hitting player at his position in the National League. But NL batting champ Chipper Jones was left off the team.
ATLANTA - General manager Frank Wren insists the Braves won't trade their most valued prospects, apparently not even to bring Jake Peavy to Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Pete Van Wieren grew up wanting to be the radio announcer for his hometown team, the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings. Instead, he became one of the voices for a bold new experiment.
HOUSTON- Houston's season finale belonged to Brad Ausmus.
HOUSTON - Josh Anderson hit two home runs and Jeff Francoeur drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 11-5 on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones hit his second career pinch-homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the NL East-leading Phillies 10-4 on Wednesday night, stalling Philadelphia's playoff push.
PHILADELPHIA - Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer in the eighth and the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night for their 10th win in 11 games.
PHILADELPHIA - Cole Hamels' worst throw of the night sailed into foul territory on an errant pickoff attempt. That error was enough to help cost the Phillies.
ATLANTA - Another late lead and another bullpen meltdown for the New York Mets.
ATLANTA - Pedro Martinez isn't making any apologies for his disappointing season or the New York Mets' most recent fall from first place.
ATLANTA - It's too early for Pat Burrell and the Philadelphia Phillies to bring out the champagne, though a bottle of Georgia peach wine might be appropriate.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz is going back to the postseason after all.
ATLANTA--Ryan Howard rallied the Philadelphia Phillies back into first place, hitting a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning for his fourth hit in an 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard drove in the first run in Philadelphia's four-run first inning, and rookie J.A. Happ pitched six scoreless innings to help the Phillies earn their season-high sixth straight win, 6-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox had only a few rules.
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.
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