CHICAGO - The Atlanta Braves were in position to celebrate a division championship. Instead, they left themselves with another wait.
CHICAGO - Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Friday to reduce their magic number to clinch the NL East to one.
WASHINGTON - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn't want a repeat of starter Alex Wood's outburst that got him ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Washington Nationals.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves have run far ahead of their NL East foes this season. Now they're stumbling to the finish.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals have postponed Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves following shootings at the nearby Navy Yard.
ATLANTA - Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is ready for his team to snap out of an offensive funk.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen allowed four hits over 7 1-3 scoreless innings to win his fourth straight start, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Chase Headley hit a tying homer and Logan Forsythe drove in the go-ahead run in San Diego's two-run eighth and the Padres beat Atlanta 4-3 on Friday night to spoil Braves rookie David Hale's debut.
MIAMI - The game had all the earmarks of low-stakes September baseball, with a small crowd and two spot starters in a matchup of first- and last-place teams.
MIAMI - In his season finale, Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings, hit his first major-league homer and engaged in a standoff with the annoyed Atlanta Braves that cleared both benches and bullpens.
MIAMI- Julio Teheran, working on 10 days' rest, overcame a rough first inning and pitched into the seventh to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI - Right fielder Justin Upton has left the Atlanta Braves' game against the Miami Marlins with a bruised right knee, and his status is day to day.
MIAMI - For the Atlanta Braves, eight innings were absolutely futile offensively.
PHILADELPHIA - Darin Ruf hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning to back a strong outing by starting pitcher Cole Hamels and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA- Freddy Galvis was just trying to drive the ball up the middle. Fortunately for the Philies, he did much more.
Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.
NEW YORK - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
NEW YORK - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
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