ATLANTA - Chipper Jones discovered a tiny problem during a stint in the batting cage, the sort of thing that only a hitter of his caliber would notice.
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson was very much aware of who he'd be facing in these two starts.
ATLANTA - Who would've envisioned this: Tim Wakefield joining Roger Clemens in the Boston record book?
ATLANTA - Josh Beckett wasn't feeling well. No problem when he's facing the Braves.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz woke up in his own bed, made pancakes for the kids, took a dip in the pool, then headed to the ballpark.
ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez is starting to get his groove back.
ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Jeff Bennett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after breaking his left hand when he punched a door in frustration.
ATLANTA - The New York Yankees took their time scoring against the Braves.
ATLANTA - As Atlanta rookie Tommy Hanson kept pitching out of jams, his confidence kept growing against the New York Yankees.
ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez is accustomed to pitching with very little run support from his Atlanta teammates.
BOSTON - Nick Green surprised the Boston Red Sox by overcoming long odds to make the team. On Sunday, he was surprised that his homer won the game.
BOSTON - Eric O'Flaherty was sure he had picked up a key strikeout. Instead, the Atlanta Braves left-hander was ejected along with manager Bobby Cox and third baseman Chipper Jones.
BOSTON - Derek Lowe returned to face the franchise he helped win the 2004 World Series and ran into the ace of the '07 title.
BOSTON - Nate McLouth homered on the game's first pitch and Kenshin Kawakami beat more-heralded countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka as the Atlanta Braves topped the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Friday night.
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine said Friday he plans to "hang out" for the rest of the summer but is not announcing his retirement.
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MIAMI - A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Marlins have acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Atlanta in a three-team trade.
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