ATLANTA - Marlon Byrd was hardly surprised to see David Wright crush a home run off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen was the National League's most dominant pitcher in the final two months last season.
ATLANTA - Paul Maholm made one big mistake. It cost him another loss. Maholm surrendered a two-run homer to Ian Desmond in an otherwise sterling performance Wednesday, one mistake too many on a night when Jordan Zimmermann pitched two-hit ball over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. "I gave up two infield hits and a home run," Maholm said. "I've just got to take the positives ...
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson was a dual threat in his 200th career win, combining with Anthony Varvaro on a three-hitter while hitting a homer and a double to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.
DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera is one hitter who can certainly be trusted to swing at a 3-0 pitch.
DETROIT - Kris Medlen and the Atlanta Braves were probably due for a rough stretch.
DETROIT - After an impressive start to the season, Paul Maholm finally had a game to forget.
DENVER - Even Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blows saves from time to time.
DENVER - B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.
DENVER - Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after an appendectomy.
DENVER - Another snowstorm forced postponement of Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies.
PITTSBURGH - Clint Barmes had gotten past the point of looking for a big hit.
PITTSBURGH - James McDonald pitched six dominant inning and Gaby Sanchez hit a tiebreaking two-run home run Saturday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman is returning to form and Brian McCann is returning to the lineup. That's good news for the Atlanta Braves.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann will come off the disabled list on Monday when the Braves open a series in Cincinnati.