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Hanson helps Braves beat Nationals

WASHINGTON - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.

September 26, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete three-game sweep with 5-2 win over Mets

NEW YORK - Tim Hudson pitched six effective innings for his second win since major elbow surgery and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

September 23, 2009 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox to retire at end of 2010 season

NEW YORK - After 50 years in baseball, Bobby Cox figured the only way he would ever give up managing was to pick a specific time and announce it publicly.

September 23, 2009 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jurrjens leads Braves past Mets

NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens dominated a feeble New York Mets lineup again and Yunel Escobar hit a two-run single, sending the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

September 22, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper powers Braves over Mets

NEW YORK - Chipper Jones homered and drove in four runs to power the Atlanta Braves to an 11-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | By Jay Cohen The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hanson's scoreless inning streak ends with a loss

ATLANTA - The Philadelphia Phillies ended rookie Tommy Hanson's streak of 19 consecutive scoreless innings, beating Atlanta 4-2 Sunday and damaging the Braves' faint NL wild-card hopes.

September 21, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves get back to winning

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez outpitched an ailing Pedro Martinez, and the Atlanta Braves survived a shaky ninth inning to snap Philadelphia's six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory over the Phillies on Saturday night.

September 19, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Phillies snap Braves' win streak

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard homered twice, Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run shot, and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame a shortened start by rookie J.A. Happ to end Atlanta's seven-game winning streak with a 9-4 victory Friday night.

September 19, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves cruise to 7th straight win

ATLANTA - Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the reeling New York Mets 7-3 on Thursday night for their first seven-game winning streak since 2006.

September 18, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones may retire after 2010 season

ATLANTA - A drop of almost 100 points from his 2008 NL-leading batting average has Chipper Jones wondering if the end of his career is near.

September 17, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rally past Mets

ATLANTA - Daniel Murphy's "pretty awful day" helped give the Atlanta Braves a ninth-inning comeback victory and more reason to believe in their playoff chances.

September 17, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


LaRoche, Hanson lead Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Thanks to Adam LaRoche, rookie Tommy Hanson didn't have to worry about his 10th win slipping away again.

September 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bats explode against Cards

ST. LOUIS - Javier Vazquez took a shutout into the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Chris Carpenter in a 9-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Vazquez allowed a leadoff single to Skip Schumaker and then retired the next 17 batters before Schumaker reached on an infield single in the sixth. It was the 25th complete game of Vazquez's career and his second of the season.

September 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McCann's 2-run double leads Braves to victory

ST. LOUIS - Brian McCann knew he got his pitch. What he didn't know was how well he hit it.

September 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win behind Jurrjen's strong outing

ST. LOUIS - Jair Jurrjens worked eight scoreless innings, overcoming another light offensive showing behind him in the Atlanta Braves' 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

September 12, 2009 | By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Atlanta Braves president John Hart committed to long-term goals to groom young talent

ATLANTA - President of baseball operations John Hart is staying on the rebuilding course he set for the Atlanta Braves last winter.

July 16, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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