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Braves notebook: Jurrjens aims to stop streak

ATLANTA - Even as a rookie, Jair Jurrjens often was asked to serve as the stopper for the Atlanta Braves.

April 16, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Ross, Marlins sweep Braves with 6-2 win

ATLANTA - Cody Ross and his Florida Marlins teammates aren't shocked to have the best record in the majors.

April 16, 2009 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flustered by the Fish

ATLANTA - Hayden Penn earned his first win in four years by focusing on a simple rule: Throw strikes.

April 16, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper to sit, may miss two games

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones expects to miss at least two games after aggravating a bruise on his left thumb for the second time in a week.

April 15, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bats put on ice by Florida

ATLANTA - Native Floridian Chris Volstad said he has never felt comfortable wearing long sleeves in a game, so on a chilly night at Turner Field his strategy was to work fast and then hunker down near the dugout heater.

April 15, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bullpen still has questions

ATLANTA - There's only one blemish on the Atlanta Braves' season through six games, but it was ugly.

April 14, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine scratched from Saturday start

ATLANTA - Braves left-hander Tom Glavine will have his sore shoulder examined after plans for his first start were called off.

April 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves keep rolling, top Nats 8-5

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals would like a restart. The Atlanta Braves just want to keep the winning pace they've set during the first week of the season.

April 13, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Zopf: Time for Braves fans to step up

Nearly a decade ago I was privileged enough to obtain some free tickets to the MLB All-Star game at Turner Field.

April 13, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Bats bail out Jurrjens

ATLANTA - When the Braves gave Jair Jurrjens a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, he began thinking of trying to pitch deep into the game to give Atlanta's bullpen a break.

April 12, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami wins major league debut

ATLANTA - Kenshin Kawakami overcame some early jitters to put together an impressive major league debut Saturday night.

April 11, 2009 | By Tom Saladino The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win extended home opener with Johnson walk off

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson singled in the 10th inning to score Jordan Schafer with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 Friday night after blowing two leads in a rain-delayed game.

April 11, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: No jitters for rookie Schafer

ATLANTA - Nerves were no problem for Jordan Schafer before the Atlanta Braves' home opener Friday night.In fact, Schafer says he's never been nervous on a baseball field.

April 11, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bullpen blows big lead

PHILADELPHIA - First, they got their bling. Then, they got their first win.

April 08, 2009 | BY ROB MAADDI The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitching continues to thrive

PHILADELPHIA - Two games in, these Philadelphia Phillies are playing like last year's team.

April 08, 2009 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Justin Upton's homer in 12th lifts Braves over Reds, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

August 22, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rip Reds, 8-0, for 6th win in 7 games

CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.

August 21, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Outfield error costs Braves in 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | Nate Burton Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves crush Pirates for 6th win in 7 games

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves use big first inning to top Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves knock off MLB-best Oakland

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.

August 15, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.

August 14, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kimbrel pitches Braves out of jam with 3-2 win over Dodgers

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers rally past Braves for 2nd straight night

ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Dodgers surge past Braves in final 4 innings

ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.

August 11, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wood fans 12 batters in 3-1 Braves victory

ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Late lament: Braves fall to Nats 4-1 in 11 innings

ATLANTA - It was another long night for the Atlanta Braves' bats - much longer than usual.

August 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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