ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
ATLANTA - The Braves may have to find different ways to score after losing Evan Gattis to the disabled list.
ATLANTA - Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta's comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets 5-3 for their fifth straight win.
PHILADELPHIA - The Braves followed a familiar pattern - using timely hitting and stingy pitching - to complete a four-game sweep of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Doumit homered and Tommy La Stella had two doubles and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA- Play-by-play man Tom McCarthy was the only Phillies announcer who brought his glove with him for a special broadcast from the center-field stands Friday night.
HOUSTON - Atlanta starter Mike Minor was pitching well Thursday before one big mistake broke open a close game in a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON- Justin Upton homered for the second straight game and had three RBIs and Alex Wood pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON - When brothers B.J. and Justin Upton homered in the same game three times in the first month they played together in Atlanta last year it looked as if their concurrent power displays might be a trend for the Braves.
WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals.
WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves survived Craig Kimbrel's two-out blown save in the ninth inning by scoring twice in the 13th, topping the Washington Nationals 6-4 Friday night to flip-flop the standings atop the NL East.
WASHINGTON - Gavin Floyd had never heard the name of the piece of bone he broke inside his elbow. Manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't even try to pronounce it.
ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez felt good about the Braves' chances for a big day at the plate after he unveiled a new-look lineup.
ATLANTA- Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg sensed it would be a good night for Kyle Kendrick when the right-hander threw his first six pitches for strikes.
ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.
ATLANTA - A month ago, Jarred Cosart was a struggling pitcher on a team out of playoff contention. Now, he is trying to help Miami inch closer in the wild-card race.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK - This is the wrong time for the rest of Atlanta's lineup to leave Justin Upton all alone.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.
CINCINNATI - Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati's struggling offense by hitting a double and scoring the only run as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night.
CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.
CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.
ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.
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