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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


Braves spring training: Atlanta fall to Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Russ Ortiz had one of his most impressive outings of the spring Tuesday night, going six innings while allowing two earned runs, five hits and striking out six in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

April 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami, Dice-K sharp in spring outings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kenshin Kawakami relished the opportunity to match up against fellow countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka.

March 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves deal OF Anderson to Detroit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta traded Josh Anderson to the Detroit Tigers on Monday, increasing the chances that rookie Jordan Schafer will open the season as the Braves' center fielder.

March 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves spring training: Early home runs lift Atlanta over Detroit

LAKELAND, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur and Casey Kotchman hit consecutive home runs in the first inning and Jeremy Bonderman was pulled after getting only four outs Sunday in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.

March 29, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine has good outing in Braves win over Detroit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta's Tom Glavine and Detroit's Justin Verlander are looking to have bounce-back seasons, and each made strides Friday toward reaching their goals.

March 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gwinnett Braves sign TV deal

The Gwinnett Braves, the Class AAA minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, signed a four-year exclusive television partnership with Comcast Sports Southeast (Charter Channel 37) and will broadcast 25 games starting this season.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Braves


Lowe throws 6 dominant innings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves signed Derek Lowe to be there ace, and he's pitching like one.

March 26, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jones homers in Braves' loss

VIERA, Fla. - Chipper Jones felt so good Wednesday night he started being more aggressive at the plate.

March 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


McCann returns for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Brian McCann will use the rest of spring training to become familiar with Atlanta's new starting pitchers. His swing is already set. McCann, who batted .333 for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, had singles in his first two at-bats as he returned to the Braves lineup Tuesday night in a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

March 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves struggle against Santana

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Since returning from elbow tightness, Johan Santana has been saying he's on track to make his opening-day start for the New York Mets.

March 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Atlanta Braves lose on walk-off HR in Baltimore, 2-1, in 11 innings

BALTIMORE - The Atlanta Braves wasted an outstanding pitching performance by Alex Wood and put a damper on a special night for Nick Markakis.

July 27, 2015 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


John Smoltz receives well-deserved enshrinement in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

July 26, 2015 | John Kekis Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Matt Wisler delivers on the mound, Atlanta Braves top Cardinals 3-2

ST. LOUIS - Adonis Garcia's first career home run broke a tie and rookie Matt Wisler worked seven strong innings in helping the Atlanta Braves ...

July 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller's strong start not enough as Atlanta Braves fall 1-0 to St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby ...

July 25, 2015 | By R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Banuelos gives up 4 ER, Atlanta Braves fall 4-2 to St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - Randal Grichuk homered and rookie Tim Cooney threw seven solid innings to earn his first major league win, leading the St. Louis Cardinals ...

July 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves to trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to New York Mets for prospects

NEW YORK - The New York Mets have acquired infielder Juan Uribe, infielder-outfielder Kelly Johnson and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitchers ...

July 24, 2015 | By Charles O’Brien Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves allow 3 runs during fifth inning, loss to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Mike Bolsinger pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 ...

July 22, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson, Wood lead Atlanta Braves to scrappy 4-3 win over Los Angeles Dodgers

ATLANTA - Alex Wood believes he's discovered something that was missing in the first half of the season.

July 21, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nick Markakis ends long home run drought as Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-5

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis shrugged and insisted ending his long home run drought was no big deal.

July 20, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to get bats going against Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta in 4-1 loss

ATLANTA - Manager Fredi Gonzalez knows the Atlanta Braves don't have much margin for error these days. The offense, starting pitchers, bullpen and defense rarely ...

July 20, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves shut down by Lester, lose to Cubs 4-0

ATLANTA - Jon Lester lost his bid for a no-hitter in the eighth inning - a try revived by an official scorer's reversal - but ended the ...

July 18, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Perez lifts Atlanta Braves past Chicago Cubs 4-2 with 2-run single in 8th

ATLANTA - Eury Perez doubled his RBI total and snapped the Braves' losing streak.

July 17, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves add experience to bullpen by adding veteran LHP Ross Detwiler, RHP Jason Frasor

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have added experience to their bullpen by signing left-hander Ross Detwiler and right-hander Jason Frasor for the remainder of the season.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves extend contracts of manager Fredi Gonzalez, coaching staff, through 2016 season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves extended the contracts of manager Fredi Gonzalez and his coaches through the 2016 season on Friday.

July 17, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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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