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Braves eliminated from playoff race

ATLANTA - The only champagne in Atlanta's clubhouse was intended for an individual milestone.

October 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Baserunning blunder busts Braves

ATLANTA - Ricky Nolasco struck out nine straight Atlanta Braves and set a Marlins record with 16 strikeouts - the most by a major league pitcher in more than two years - in Florida's 5-4 victory Wednesday night.

September 30, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves playoff chances take hit with loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox wasn't terribly concerned after the Atlanta Braves lost a tight game in a close playoff race.

September 29, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win again, creep up on Colorado

ATLANTA - The banner in right field summed up how the Atlanta Braves feel about this final week of the season.

September 28, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Surging Braves earn sweep of Nationals

WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves have forced their way into the playoff picture unburdened by the usual late-season nerves and anxieties. They threw all that stuff out long ago, back when they were so far behind they thought they were pretty much out of it.

September 27, 2009 | By Joseph White The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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New York Yankees overwhelm Atlanta Braves 20-6, complete 3-game sweep

ATLANTA - A Braves team that was at .500 through 84 games has since been in a downward slide that gained speed with three straight losses ...

August 30, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Turner Field's US flag at half-staff, players’ families deal with grief after fan dies in fall

ATLANTA - The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper ...

August 30, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Fan falls from upper deck as Atlanta Braves lose 3-1 to Yankees

ATLANTA - Rookie Luis Severino allowed only four hits in six scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over Matt Wisler ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves struggling to finish lost season

ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.

August 27, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Miller's winless streak extended to 18 starts in Braves loss

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies thought they missed their opportunity against Atlanta starter Shelby Miller. In the seventh inning, Miller gave them a second chance.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Four unearned runs cost Atlanta Braves in 5-1 loss to Colorado Rockies

ATLANTA - With a rookie pitcher on the mound, the Atlanta Braves weren't nearly good enough to overcome three errors by their rookie third baseman.

August 25, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jonny Gomes hits HR, drives in 3 runs as Teheran, Braves snap 7-game skid, beat Rockies 5-3

ATLANTA - Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies ...

August 24, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kris Bryant's two HRs send Atlanta Braves to 7th straight loss

CHICAGO - Kris Bryant homered twice and Kyle Schwarber connected an inning after hitting a hard foul ball that sent a fan to the hospital Sunday ...

August 23, 2015 | | Atlanta Braves


Struggling Atlanta Braves overpowered by Chicago Cubs, 9-7

CHICAGO - Atlanta Braves switch-hitter Nick Swisher took advantage of the breezy conditions at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

August 22, 2015 | By Matt Carlson Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller's winless skid hits 17 games in Atlanta Braves' 5-3 loss to Cubs

CHICAGO - Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero had consecutive RBI doubles in the sixth as the Chicago Cubs extended Shelby Miller's winless skid to 17 ...

August 21, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves come up empty on the road again, fall to Cubs 7-1

CHICAGO - Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th win, and Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell homered to lead the Chicago Cubs ...

August 20, 2015 | By Andrew Seligman Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Despite Teheran's efforts, Atlanta Braves fall to Padres 3-2

SAN DIEGO - Atlanta's Julio Teheran felt right at home on the road Wednesday but that couldn't keep the Braves from losing to the ...

August 19, 2015 | Jay Paris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Melvin Upton Jr homers twice against old team in San Diego Padres’ 9-0 win over Atlanta Braves

SAN DIEGO - Melvin Upton Jr. hit two two-run home runs against his former team and Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run shot to back James Shields ...

August 19, 2015 | By Bernie Wilson Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rookie Rea wins 2nd straight start for San Diego Padres, 5-3 vs. Atlanta Braves

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Colin Rea won his second straight start and Will Venable hit a two-run single to help the San Diego Padres beat the ...

August 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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