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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


Lowe shuts down Phils; Braves win opener

PHILADELPHIA - If Derek Lowe had been this dominant last October, the Philadelphia Phillies might not be World Series champions.

April 06, 2009 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


The Times Braves 2009 Preview

Rebuilt pitching staff: Aces in the hole?

April 04, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Braves fans braced for new sights, sounds

For nearly 30 years, Allen McNeil has spent the spring and summer sitting by the TV or radio and following his beloved Atlanta Braves.

April 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Lowe looking to 'embrace' opening day

ATLANTA - There's a lot riding on tonight's start for Derek Lowe.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami 'shaky' in final spring outing

ATLANTA - Rick Porcello, making a bid to be more than a fill-in starter for Detroit, pitched two scoreless innings and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in each team's final exhibition game.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves armed for bounce-back season

ATLANTA - The winter of discontent now seems to be a distant memory for Frank Wren and the Atlanta Braves.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Porcello sharp as Tigers beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Rick Porcello, making a bid to be more than a fill-in starter for Detroit, pitched two scoreless innings and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday in each team's final exhibition game.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rookie Schafer wins Braves' center field job

ATLANTA - Jordan Schafer's rise to the major leagues became official on Friday when the Atlanta Braves set their 25-man roster and named the 22-year-old rookie their starting center fielder.

April 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones leads Braves past Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones is showing off a million-dollar swing.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves spring training: Glavine passes final test of spring

LAKELAND, Fla. - Tom Glavine passed his final spring test Wednesday.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Chipper Jones agree to 3-year extension

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chipper Jones already had a World Series ring and an MVP trophy. What he wanted was the chance to finish up in the place where he started.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0

ATLANTA - The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting.

April 11, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gosselin's 2-run single in 8th leads Braves past Mets

ATLANTA - Phil Gosselin had a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered and the Atlanta Braves won their home opener with a 5-3 victory over the sloppy New York Mets on Friday night.

April 10, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


New-look Atlanta Braves bring 3-0 mark into home opener vs New York Mets

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are set to introduce their roster, including an all-new outfield, to their home fans.

April 09, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves complete 3-game sweep by beating Marlins 2-0

MIAMI - A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer and five pitchers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday to help the Atlanta Braves complete a three-game sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 2-0.

April 08, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves score seven runs in first inning, rout Marlins 12-2

MIAMI - At least it didn't rain.

April 07, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Revamped bullpen pushes Atlanta Braves to 2-1 win over Miami Marlins

MIAMI - Even without Craig Kimbrel, the Atlanta Braves' bullpen was terrific on opening day.

April 06, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves deal Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton to Padres

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller.

April 05, 2015 | By Bernie Wilson Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' Teheran, Marlins' Alvarez will square off on opening day

MIAMI - For fans who seek an amusingly theatrical start to the season, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez will deliver.

April 05, 2015 | By Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Eric Stults earns win for Atlanta Braves to wrap up spring training

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Eric Stults celebrated his return to the major leagues, allowing one run in five innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Saturday in a spring training wrapup.

April 04, 2015 | Jeff Berlincke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller allows three runs for Atlanta Braves in 3-2 exhibition loss to Baltimore Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. - Ubaldo Jimenez wrapped up his spring by allowing one run in four innings, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night.

April 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves get pitcher Cahill, $6.8M from Diamondbacks

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.

April 03, 2015 | Jeff Berlincke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wood pitches well for Braves in 6-5 win over Orioles

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Alex Wood allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday night on a game-winning single by Joe Benson in the bottom of the ninth.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Berlinicke Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves add OF Benson to list of non-roster invitees

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett and added outfielder Joe Benson to the list of non-roster invitees with two days remaining in spring training.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitcher Vizcaino suspended 80 game for positive test

NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Odom Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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