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Braves doing what they can to spoil Mets' playoff hopes

ATLANTA - Pedro Martinez isn't making any apologies for his disappointing season or the New York Mets' most recent fall from first place.

September 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Burrell's home run lifts Phillies

ATLANTA - It's too early for Pat Burrell and the Philadelphia Phillies to bring out the champagne, though a bottle of Georgia peach wine might be appropriate.

September 22, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz to be part of TBS postseason broadcasting team

ATLANTA - John Smoltz is going back to the postseason after all.

September 22, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall on Howard home run

ATLANTA--Ryan Howard rallied the Philadelphia Phillies back into first place, hitting a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning for his fourth hit in an 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 21, 2008 | CHARLES ODOM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Howard, Happ keeps Phils winning

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard drove in the first run in Philadelphia's four-run first inning, and rookie J.A. Happ pitched six scoreless innings to help the Phillies earn their season-high sixth straight win, 6-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

September 21, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Norton homer in ninth gives Braves win

NEW YORK - A dreadful bullpen is making it awfully difficult for the New York Mets to avoid another September meltdown.

September 18, 2008 | BY MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves, Mets split doubleheader

NEW YORK

September 17, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves-Mets game postponed by rain

NEW YORK - Eager to lock up the NL East title after letting it slip away last season, the New York Mets will have to wait a day before beginning their taxing stretch drive.

September 17, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Coming full circle: From worst to first, Glavine and Smoltz have seen it all

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September 17, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves rock Colorado, complete sweep

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies are streaking again in September. This time it's in the wrong direction.

September 15, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Johnson's two homers lead Braves to win

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson homered twice, James Parr pitched six more scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky bullpen to deal another blow to Colorado's fading playoff hopes, beating the Rockies 9-5 on Wednesday night.

September 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cox: 'I won't change my mind' about returning

ATLANTA - Despite Atlanta's worst season since 1990, longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox vowed Wednesday to return next season.

September 14, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Smoltz wants to pitch in 2009

ATLANTA - John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.

September 13, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win in balk-off

ATLANTA - Taylor Buchholz balked in the winning run, allowing pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson to score from third, and giving the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings Tuesday night.

September 13, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper Jones hopes freefall ends soon

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones never hesitates to speak his mind when asked about the state of the Atlanta Braves.

September 12, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

September 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals shut out Braves, clinch NL East

ATLANTA - At the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves were tied for first in the NL East.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' new stadium gets its name: SunTrust Park

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park.

September 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves drop fourth straight, back to .500 on season

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall 10-3 to Rangers, swept in series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves have every reason to start worrying about their playoff chances.

September 14, 2014 | Stephen Hawkins Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Three-run 6th lifts Rangers over Braves, 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot.

September 13, 2014 | By Schuyler Dixon Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Fading Braves can't support Wood, fall 2-1 at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos is back. So is Derek Holland. The catcher and pitcher led Texas to the win on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | | Atlanta Braves


Braves avoid sweep, beat Nationals, 6-2

WASHINGTON - Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 | By Benjamin Standig Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Nationals strike early, hold off Braves, 6-4

WASHINGTON - Adam LaRoche kept up his torrid stretch with two hits and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the NL East title with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fall to Nationals to increase deficit in NL East

WASHINGTON - Mired in an offensive funk, the last pitcher the Atlanta Braves wanted to see was Washington's Doug Fister.

September 09, 2014 | By Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Marlins shut out Braves

MIAMI - Julio Teheran was having another fine outing against the Miami Marlins until the middle innings rolled around.

September 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gattis' 10th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins, 4-3

MIAMI - Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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