SAN DIEGO - Tommy Hanson struck out seven in six innings and Troy Glaus hit a three-run homer to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
SAN DIEGO - In one afternoon, the San Diego Padres piled up the kind of numbers that might normally take them an entire homestand to accomplish.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum faced many a rainy outing growing up in Seattle. Not so for slugger Pablo Sandoval in his native Venezuela.
SAN FRANCISCO - Derek Lowe is concerned about all the attention being focused on Braves teammate Jason Heyward. Atlanta's rookie outfielder, though, isn't too worried.
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants needed every available player on their roster to stay unbeaten in what turned into a marathon home opener.
ATLANTA - Randy Wells and the Cubs called on their Georgia connections to give Chicago its first win of the season.
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says he may miss a three-game series at San Francisco after straining his right oblique forced him to leave Thursday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones likes the new look of Atlanta's bullpen. Questions about Chicago's bullpen already are starting to irritate Lou Piniella.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward's debut has Hank Aaron convinced that the rookie can stir up more excitement about baseball in the black community.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward hit like The Hammer in his Atlanta Braves debut.
ATLANTA - Derek Lowe may be considered by some as a surprise choice as the Atlanta Braves' opening day pitcher today against Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs.
After their most successful season in four years, the Atlanta Braves traded away 2009's staff ace, parted ways with their best hitter of the season's final two months, and declined to resign the duo that accounted for 37 of the team's 38 saves.
ATLANTA - Omar Vizquel played as if he were trying to win a roster spot while the Atlanta Braves played as if they were tired of exhibition games.
ATLANTA - Gavin Floyd and Tommy Hanson look ready for the real games.
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward remembers making daily drives past Turner Field as a teenager on his way to batting practice with his private instructor.
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DENVER - Trevor Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on ...
DENVER - Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, Chad Bettis threw efficiently into the seventh and the ...
CINCINNATI - Lucas Harrell doesn't mind pitching in a hitter-friendly ballpark, figuring he can use the stadium to his advantage. That's not what happened ...
CINCINNATI - Atlanta's two young pitchers grew up a little bit during a ragged, extra-inning win.
CINCINNATI - Matt Wisler got a little tentative with the top of the Cincinnati Reds' order, and it cost him a game.
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